[rescue] OS - solaris express type - for an U60

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Tue Nov 21 08:35:17 CST 2006

On Tue, Nov 21, 2006 at 03:43:11PM +0200, Jonathan Groll wrote:
> Hi there,
> Anyone have any strong feelings over whether to install solaris express
> or SE community edition on an ultra 60? Or netbsd, of course.

NetBSD/sparc64 isn't quite up to the task just yet.  There are still a
few bugs in the threading that cause stuff to dump core.  Multiple CPUs
are not supported just yet either.

People have reported that it can be more stable if you run the
NetBSD/sparc (32bit) userland with an appropriate kernel, YMMV, I've not
given this a try just yet, my Blade 100 is powered off for now.

FreeBSD also has a sparc64 port, if you want to give that a shot, but
I've not been following their progress any.

> If it helps any, this is the hardware that I intend to install onto:
> A recently rescued U60 with single (or dual if OS supports it) creator
> 3D's, single ultra-sparc II 360MhZ processor.

Michael Parson
mparson at bl.org

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