First off, I am a newbie. I apologize in advance if I am being dumb.
I have decided to expand my horizon from the Mac & PC world to the UNIX
world, and I have recently purchased a Sparc Classic with the intent of
going on to load and learn about Red Hat Linux/Sparc.
Well, I ftp'd the latest boot & ramdisk images from RedHat's site and
successfully made my boot & ramdisk diskettes. I can get the Sparc
Classic's attention and tell it to boot from floppy, which it does just
fine, even gulping down the ramdisk when I'm told to insert it.
In short, I can boot up into the RedHat Linux loading mechanism fine.
As I proceed through, viewing the questions, I came to the part about
preparing the hard disk. Using the built in tool, my 207 MB hard disk
/tmp/sda1: cyl: 0-75 12150 blocks id: 0 empty
/tmp/sda2: cyl: 75-300 36450 blocks id: 0 empty
/tmp/sda3: cyl: 0-1254 203148 blocks id: 0 empty
/tmp/sda7: cyl: 300-1254 154548 blocks id: 0 empty
Here's where I'm stuck. I have heard that a medium sized Linux will fit
onto a 207 MB hard disk, but how should I lay it out? What do I do
now? It is interesting that there seem to be 3 partitions "missing",
that is sda4, 5 & 6. Anyone have a clue on this?
BTW, I have not yet received my RedHat Linux 5.1...should I just sit
tight and wait and RTFM? Can anyone offer a hint on what the best
partitioning might be for a Sparc Classic with 24 MB RAM and a 207 MB
Thanks in advance for your patience,
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Stephen M. Pereira