[rescue] [OT?] Linux on a SS2

Linc Fessenden linc at thelinuxlink.net
Sat Feb 14 15:42:32 CST 2004

On Sat, 14 Feb 2004, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

> On Sat, 14 Feb 2004, Carl R. Friend wrote:
> >    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?
> RedHat 6.1 for SPARC is THE REASON I quit using RedHat, after 5 years of
> it being the main Linux distribution I put into production.  I was
> aghast that I'd actually paid for something that shitty and that they'd
> actually -charged- for something that shitty after supposedly putting it
> through some hypothetical QA process.
> Yes, it sucks THAT BADLY.  It's just broken beyond belief.  Stuff will,
> indeed, just "wedge up", even after you get it installed.  I've had one
> instance where (no shit), moving THE MOUSE caused it to kernel-panic.  I
> still have a hardcopy of that panic somewhere because it was so
> unbelievable.  And, to add insult to injury, one of the erratas I
> installed deep-sixed my RPM database, making the system pretty much
> unmanagable from then on, if I wanted to do it the RedHat way.
> RedHat 6.1 on SPARC makes Windows 95 upgraded from 3.1 on a Pentium
> "TX Pro" look rock-solid stable.

I have been running redhat 6.2 for sparc on an ss20 since it came
out.  Never had 1 problem.

-Linc Fessenden

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