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Re: Netra X1

On Sat, Mar 24, 2001 at 05:14:36PM -0500, Rob Walsh wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 02:13:54PM -0800, Adam McKenna wrote:
> > I just managed to pick up a Netra X1, and of course I'd like to install
> > Debian on it. 
> I just got a loaner for work, as well -- I love these little things.
> > The only problem is that as far as I know, this server won't
> > run Linux at all. 
> We also bought a bunch of Netra AC200's which are similar, but beefier
> versions.  Since the 200's do have CD drives, I tried to boot my
> potato (2.2r2) CD in it, just to see...  It loaded the kernel, (and
> uncompressed it?), and hung.  :-(

That's exactly what happened to me when I tried to netboot into the debian
installer.  I just got:

Loading Linux...

> Also, the official (and empirical) word is that these boxes (x1 and
> AC200) will only run Solaris 8.  It's my guess that there are some
> significant changes in the architecture / chipset.  (UltraSparcIIe,
> among other things.)

I'm sure they can run linux if the proper kernel mods are made...  The
question is what are these mods and how long will they take to implement?


Adam McKenna  <adam@debian.org>  <adam@flounder.net>

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