Re: Sparc20 and kernel 2.4.7: problem to boot
2.2 runs good on Sparc 32 (Sparc 2, 10, 20)
2.4 runs good on Sparc 64 (Ultra 2, 10, 60)
Sparc Linux is more stable than "Puffin" IMHO
Joël Soete wrote:
> Thanks a lot.
> I will waiting better days (actually I
> already try to follow progress of other Linux projects)
> PS: more I read about 2.4 (sparc, parisc,
> ...) more I thing it would better named 2.3.xxxx :-;). Don't you?
> Tad Bilby <email@example.com>
> 23-08-01 04:01 PM
> To: Joël Soete/BRU/MASTERCARD@MASTERCARD
> cc: firstname.lastname@example.org@SMTP@EUROPAY
> Subject: Re: Sparc20 and kernel 2.4.7: problem to boot
> Check the list archive-
> 2.4 and Sparc32 don't mix well-
> Joël Soete wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I found an old Sun Sparc20 station with
> dual processor, 64Mb of mem and 2
> > disk of 1Gb.
> > I successfully install the last Debian
> "potato (r3)".
> > As it is a dual processor, I would like to
> test kernel 2.4 with
> > multi-processor support.
> > I first try to boot with unstable package
> > "kernel-image-2.4.7-sun4u_14_sparc.deb"
> (and update libc6 and modutils).
> > But SILO failed to load kernel:
> "decompressing error, uncompress image too
> > long, wouldn't fir into destination".
> > Being newbee on Sparc Linux, all advises
> will be well come.
> > Regards,
> > Joel
Rave Computer Assoc.