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Re: Sun Blade 1000

Hi Tom!

On 05/16/2018 07:09 PM, Thomas D Dial wrote:
> The current ports page does not indicate specific support for the Blade
> 1000. Is this likely to work on this fairly old, but very well built
> and still serviceable equipment?

Yes, a SunBlade 1000 should work fine. In fact, anything that is UltraSPARC
or newer should be supported. I have a SunBlade 100 myself which runs
Debian sparc64 fine. Although it's not the fastest machine with 500 MHz,
of course.

> Are there known issues of which I ought to be aware before attempting
> installation?

I suggest using this image so the bootloader that gets installed
is GRUB instead of SILO:

> https://people.debian.org/~glaubitz/debian-cd/debian-10.0-sparc64-NETINST-1.iso

And, when prompted for a mirror, type:

Mirror: http://ftp.ports.debian.org
Directory: debian-ports


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