[rescue] [OT?] Linux on a SS2

Stephen Sukovich ssukovich at tampabay.rr.com
Sat Feb 14 08:32:58 CST 2004

Off topic answer... install openbsd 3.4 instead. Great sparc support,
and PF is the best piece of firewall software ive used so far. 

>   I've got a (possibly off-topic) question to the assemblage here:
>Is anyone successfully running Linux on a SPARCstation 2, and if so,
>how'd you load it?

At one point I installed debian on my ss1000. It should be about the
same way. Either burn an iso and stick it in the cdrom and type boot
cdrom, but my internal cdrom was one that used caddies and I don't have
a cd caddy for it...

Instead I booted the installation over the network. I had rarpd running,
and tftp running through inetd. Here is a great howto on setting up a
diskless boot.


all I needed to get was the tftp image for the installation.

Stephen Sukovich

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