[rescue] howto make multiple main boards work on a Sun Sparc 670/MP

Devin L. Ganger rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 15 13:44:49 CDT 2001

On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 03:26:03PM -0400, linc wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Devin L. Ganger wrote:

> > There's a big difference between running Linux on a SS20 and running it
> > on a 4/690.  Believe me, on less common hardware, Linux starts feeling
> > shaky and less solid -- and this is as of Redhat 7.0.
> RedHat 7.0 is absolutely the single worst Linux distro you could ever put
> on anything.  And therein probably lies the majority of the
> problem.  Either wait for 7.2 or go back to 6.2 for Redhat or else try
> Debian (current) or Suse.

Notice I said "as of", implying that that was the latest distro I'd
tried.  I finally shrugged my shoulder and kernel-hacked Solaris 7 to
run on the 4/690 and have been very happy with it, other than a couple
of tty-related problems I've been too lazy to track down.  (Well, that
and the power, which is why I'm building a Solaris 8 SS20 to replace

I'd tried Debian, older Red Hat, and (IIRC) SuSe after they'd finally
gotten Sparc support, and they all had issues.

Devin L. Ganger <devin at thecabal.org>
find / -name *base* -exec chown us:us {} \;
su -c someone 'export UP_US=thebomb'
for f in great justice ; do sed -e 's/zig//g' < $f ; done

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