x86 disk format interchangeable with Sparc Solaris?

x86 disk format interchangeable with Sparc Solaris?

Post by Mark Delan » Tue, 27 Feb 1996 04:00:00



If I have an external SCSI disk formatted and partitioned on an x86
Solaris (2.5), can a Sparc 2.[4|5] read it and vice versa?

Regards.

 
 
 

x86 disk format interchangeable with Sparc Solaris?

Post by Andrew Gabri » Wed, 28 Feb 1996 04:00:00




Quote:> If I have an external SCSI disk formatted and partitioned on an x86
> Solaris (2.5), can a Sparc 2.[4|5] read it and vice versa?

No, for two reasons: x86 disks have FDISK partitions, sparc don't;
and x86 write fields in little-endian, sparc writes in big-endian.

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1. Evaluation pointers: x86-Solaris vs x86-NT vs SPARC-Solaris

We are trying to come up with a division-wide standard for workstations
(a mix of engineering applications as well as office-productivity apps).
We realize that we will always need high-end UNIX workstations for
visualization, CFD, CAE, etc....this standard is for the middle-of-the
road requirements.  The choice has boiled down to that specified in
the subject line.

Can anybody point me to web pages, ftp-sites, etc where I can find
info  (honest-to-god evaluations, opinions, reports, benchmark results)
on the above subject?  

If you have experiences (maybe opinions as well) please let me know.  This
has the potential of quickly degenerating into a long UNIX-machine vs PC
battle (I'm a long time Sun fan)....BUT I'D LIKE TO FOCUS ON ISSUES LIKE
performance, capability, drawbacks, cost. etc.

Thanks,
Shash

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