[rescue] best OS for SPARCserver 10
simeonuj at eetc.com
Thu Sep 11 22:35:58 CDT 2003
I've got a SPARCserver 10.
2x 1.8GB HD. I'll probably upgrade one of them to a 10GB. Possibly
Video card (Don't know what kind it is) w/ 13w3->DB15 adapter.
I also have a few old Apple SCSI CDROM drives that should work great
for booting it. That or the built-in floppy.
I want to use it for a minimal Appletalk/Samba fileserver (5 users max
at any given time. 1 user most of the time if that) as well as OpenAFP
(just to test it out. Play around a little).
FrontBase (SQL database).
Some remote X stuff.
Burning CD's (If possible).
Playing some musice if I can find the adapter for the audio. What is
This is a machine I traded Pete L. Wargo for a Quadra 840AV (where is
he anyway? Haven't seen him for a LONG time).
I wanted to load Solaris on it since it should handle all of the above
nicely. I thought that you could download the OS free from Sun (at
least a version of it) but couldn't really find anything on there sight
(I was very confused with the download section).
It's currently running Debian quite well, but I have enough Linux boxes
at work to admin. I want to try something different. Maybe a *BSD.
I also found a box for Solaris Server 2.5.1. It's pretty old. I think
it came with the other Sparc 10 at work. That or the Sparc 5 (both
from Marner. Not Sun cases. There pretty ugly). I'd rather have
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