[rescue] Sol9 on old x86

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Wed Sep 22 08:37:47 CDT 2004

> From: patrick at mail.zill.net (Patrick Giagnocavo)
> Date: 2004/09/22 Wed AM 05:00:49 GMT
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: [rescue] Sol9 on old x86
> Am I imagining things, or does Solaris 9 scream on old SMP x86
> hardware (once you get through the travails of installing it)?

Solaris 9/x86 runs fine on a PII/300 MHz laptop with 256 Meg RAM (max system can take). I've not tried it on a newer/larger machine, but I am planning on putting Solaris/x86 on an current x86 box once it arrives (Dell 400sc server w/2.4 GHz Celeron CPU and a couple large HDs)... 

> I loaded up an old Intel "server" board with 2 PII-400s and was very
> pleasantly surprised.

PII-400 CPUs are very nice CPUs, and two are twice as nice ;^)

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