Re: newbie questions
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000 13:30:50 -0500, Lars Hall said:
> i have sparcstation5
> i have a solaris 2.6 cd from the factory and i can reinstall it all day
> long (literally) without problems
> i want to install linux and run gnome and or kde
> i didnt find an iso image for debian (where can i get one?)
Try looking here http://cdimage.debian.org/ftp-mirrors.html
make sure you get one from this part of the ftp site.
But the gnome and kde stuff is broken under the sparc distro. (!?) Just use
> it hangs during the install, usually on the same file (image-magic
> 3.4.xx), the 5th file installed, if i install X.
> i have two cd's burnt on different burners and they both lock up at this
> same file. i tried a different cd rom drive and the same thing happens.
mmm Don't know.
> i've been using linux native partitions, that never get fully built
> apparently, and i have to remove the old ones to get the new ones to
> take and go into the install and then it locks up again at the same
> i have a segate 1.0 gig ultrascsi and 2 gig ibm ultra scsi. i've set
> them both up individually and the same thing happens.
> i think my hardware is ok because solaris will install.....
> should i use the sun/sparc native partitions instead of native linux?
Use linux partitions inside a sparc native partition.
> should i give up and learn solaris?
Not as a workstation.
> do i need more ram ( i have 64 megs)? it's kinda slow, i guess.
> i set my swap file to 128megs -- too big, too small?
Swap = double RAM
> should i manually set /home /var /usr and /
> thanks and help!
> lars hall
I use Debian on my Ultrasparc at work.
Here is a good place for linux/sparc stuff.
Randy Reames Webmaster Debian User
Gimp and vi, all I really need.