[rescue] My new UltraSparc 5's, also my first Sun stations
angelixd at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 04:38:07 CDT 2005
Hi, I just got a couple of old ultrasparc 5's from the math
department of my school, and I'm all happy and giddy and confused with
what I should do with them. Considering that I have two, there's no
reason to have them mirror each other, so I was thinking of putting
Solaris 10 on one of them and some breed of linux on the other.
Unfortunately, I haven't been keeping track of what works well for
old 64-bit processors nowdays. My first instinct was slackware, but
apparently their support for 64-bit processors suck. Would gentoo be
worth it for such an old computer, or can anyone testify reliability
for any other distro? I generally want to stay away from redhat and
its derivatives because I want to tinker around with my box.
Also, I know nothing about the kind of wonky keyboard connection
that it seems to be employing. What is that standard called, and are
there KVMs readily available for it? I would prefer that than having
to set up two 17" monitors in my apartment!
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