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Re: running Debian on sun4c

On Monday 16 May 2005 15:12, Jeremie Koenig wrote:
> Hello,
> If I understand correctly, sun4c is not supported by Debian because it
> lacks instrictions that speed everything else up. Now, I'd really like
> to run Debian on this old SPARCstation IPX I just got, to be able to use
> this gigantic screen and very very cool keyboard I got along with it :-)

Debian should "just work" on sun4c. Or at least it did last time I tried. 2.6 
kernel may/may not work (I haven't tried) but 2.4 should be OK (I haven't 
tried Debian 2.4 kernels, but vanilla kernels from kernel.org have always 
worked for me). I think Debian-Installer is broken on sun4c, but the 
traditional installer should work just fine.

All sparc packages will work with sun4c, no recompilation or anything else is 


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