[svlug] Linux and Sun OS

Aaron Lehmann aaronl at vitelus.com
Fri Apr 2 23:02:47 PST 1999


> Moe writes:
> 
> > Hello All,
> > 
> > I recently purchased a SparcStation 1+ without any OS,
> > I know that Linux will run it, but I wanted to try the
> > Sun OS for it before switching over LINUX.
> > 
> > Does anyone have a copy of a SunOS(4.x) that will work
> > on this machine?
> 
> That's not legal, but you can get a free personal Solaris from Sun, for what
> I think is a $25 shipping fee.
> 
> While on the subject, my friend inherited a Sparc Classic with an ancient
> SunOS; does anyone have any comments on running Linux on the SPARC of late?
> We might grab a copy of RedHat/SPARC for that box if the former is any good.

In fact, vger.rutgers.edu is a Sparc Classic. I think it runs a patched
2.0.33. 2.2.5 should work fine on a Sparc Classic.
 
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