Re: Helping the Ultra Sparc port.
> I have an ultra5 at home and would like to help with the
> porting to the Ultra Sparc.
> One question first. Is anyone using a second disk for Debian
> and dual booting between Debian and Solaris?
No problem. You only need to use PROM command to boot different
disks. Different from PCs, you can boot from any devices.
I think you can also use SILO to configure dual-boot systems.
However, I am still learning this sophisticated SILO thing. :-)
> Where do I start? What distribution are developers using?
> Now the scary question. What needs to be done?
Currently, we use UltraPenguin-1.0.9 and started to develop
a Debian based system. Since gcc(egcs) is still working on
64-bit SPARC support, we are mostly waiting for it in order
to create full 64-bit binaries. UltraPenguin-1.0.9 is 32-bit
except the kernel.