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Success story: potato on Sparc Classic

Hi all,

I just want to let you know that I've been able to install potato on a
Sparc Classic. I've used the boot+root floppies to kick-start the process,
and installed the rest from ftp.uk.debian.org. The only minor drawback
is that X doesn't work yet (I get a white screen, and the server says
something about not being able to load PEX fonts), but I'll first check
the mailing list archives for clues.

Oh, something different: what kind of memory does a Classic need? It
currently has 24MB installed, and I have a couple of 8MB 60 and 70 ns 72
pins PC SIMMs, but I'm not sure if it needs fast page mode or EDO SIMMs.
I'm also not sure if a Classic really needs parity memory.


J.A.K. (Erik) Mouw, Information and Communication Theory Group, Department
of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology and Systems,
Delft University of Technology, PO BOX 5031,  2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
Phone: +31-15-2785859  Fax: +31-15-2781843  Email J.A.K.Mouw@its.tudelft.nl
WWW: http://www-ict.its.tudelft.nl/~erik/

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