[rescue] What Linux can run on Sun Fire V890 (UltraSparc IV+) server

Meelis Roos mroos at linux.ee
Wed Nov 25 05:17:47 CST 2009

> So far I've tried Aurora Linux (ported version of Redhat), Debian (2, 3, 4,
> 5), FreeBSD 7.2, openBSD 4.6, Ubuntu (6.06, 8.10, 9.10) and Gentoo... all of
> them fail for some or other reason. The closest I've gotten to a working
> installation so far has been openBSD; it's setup ran without error, but the
> new installation kernel panicked on reboot :( .

Look for sparclinux archives of last week, esp. last 2 days. A bootup 
bug a a pile of console bugs were just fixed for 480R/V880/... class of 

Might also help for V890.

Meelis Roos (mroos at linux.ee)

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