[rescue] [OT?] Linux on a SS2

Linc Fessenden linc at thelinuxlink.net
Sat Feb 14 10:40:31 CST 2004

On Sat, 14 Feb 2004, Carl R. Friend wrote:

>    Greetings Rescuers!
>    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?
>    I'm getting really sick and tired of an old firewall box (on a
> 486) that I want to bring (1) a little more up-to-date and (2) to a
> slightly more obscure architecture.  I'd like to take advantage of
> the stateful features of the newer kernels and get a bigger disk drive
> so the auditing stuff doesn't have to be rotated twice a day.
>    Right now I've got a copy of RedHat 6.1 for SPARC on CD, and it gets
> to about the third package (ld.conf) and wedges up.  Ideas?
>    Thanks!

I have had it on one before, but you'd be diing yourself a favor to go
with NetBSD instead..  I *still* run Redhat 6.2 on a sparc 20 though as my
mail server.

-Linc Fessenden

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