On Fri, 27 Apr 2007 19:54:24 MST, "Barry Wilson" writes: >I have a Sun Enterprise 220R server (it is a sun4u chip with both 32/64 bit >userland) running in Solaris 8, and was wondering if all of the hardware >that is in it will work properly with Etch. Given my experiences with an E250 at work, I'd say "yes, mostly". >Specifically, I was wondering if Etch (and in turn, the Linux kernel) >supports: > 1. The builtin RAID device that comes with the system. (It is a 2 device >with RAID 0 or 1 support) No idea. your prtconf doesn't show anything useful about what device that is; modinfo and sysdef outputs might have helped. > 2. SMP support for the sun4u system (Both would be 360Mhz processors, >although the system currently only > has one, I have considered adding a second one if I can find it >cheap enough). If you use kernels that are NOT compiled with 4.1, yes; I've had a harrowing day this week convincing my Ultra2-SMP to work with a gcc-4.1-compiled 18.104.22.168, which panicked repeatably every time the iptables recent module was loaded. The same kernel built with gcc 3.4 works fine. *sigh* > 3. The TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1401 SCSI DVD Drive (Since I will be >installing Debian from this drive) definitely; it's just another standard cdrom, never mind the writing capabilities (which you get, too, with cdrecord/wodim and growisofs). >Also, is there any difference between the toolchain for a Debian x86 system >and the sparc system? I have to compile some custom code, and have access >to compile it on a Debian x86 system before I Speaking from fairly long Solaris experience, yes! (Sun's toolchain sucks.) regards az -- + Alexander Zangerl + DSA 42BD645D + (RSA 5B586291) Sysadmin (n): The untrained being underpaid for doing the impossible with the obsolete.
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