[rescue] HP C8000 workstation - OS?

Justin Haynes justin at justinhaynes.com
Sat Nov 17 20:03:00 CST 2012

Hpux, linux with one core and one day openbsd.

http://www.openbsd.org/hppa.html :
"Even though some 64-bit systems are supported by this port in 32-bit mode,
the following models cannot be supported due to the I/O system limitations
and will only run the OpenBSD/hppa64 port:PA8500-based: A400/rp24x0,
L1000/L2000PA8600-based: A400/rp2450, L3000/rp5400PA8700-based:
A500/rp2470, N4000/rp74x0, rp8400PA8800-based: A500-9x, C8000, rp3410,
rp3440, rp4410, rp4440, rp7420, rp84x0PA8900-based: C8000, rp3410, rp3440,
rp4410, rp4440, rp7420, rp84x0"

However, it  is not supported in openbsd hppa64 either, though similar
models are:
http://www.openbsd.org/hppa64.html :

"There is an HP PA-RISC 2.x port in the beginning stages with support aimed
for the 64-bit PA8x00-based HP workstations and servers."

Colorful discussion:
On Nov 17, 2012 5:53 PM, "Robert Novak" <rnovak at indyramp.com> wrote:

> I picked up a HP C8000 workstation (
> http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/archives_Division/12134_div_v1/12134_div.HTML
> )
> that appears to be the dual dual-core model with an add-on LVD SCSI card
> and a PCI FXE graphics card.
> As I'm working on excavating my DDR1 ECC REG memory and my SCSI disks, I'm
> wondering if anyone on the list has OS suggestions for this.
> Note that I'd prefer an OS that I can get updates for without a support
> contract, and that's been updated in the last two years.
> That being said, I am looking for HP/UX 11i media to try out, and am
> reading up on the Gentoo options (from what I've found, Debian dropped
> support in 6.0 but there's a Lenny iso I could try). It looks like Linux
> may not support the PCI card, but I'm okay with serial console. I might
> even have an ATI Fire GL in a box somewhere...
> Anyone got suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Robert
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