I am aware that freebsd is mainly a "PC Compatible" OS, but is there a
version available for Sparcs?
> I am aware that freebsd is mainly a "PC Compatible" OS, but is there a
> version available for Sparcs?
There is a FreeBSD/Alpha port underway (well, mostly finished). It will
run on most current single CPU Alpha boxes.
Philip van Ulden
C-CAE, Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Phone: (709) 737-8925
> Joseph Edwards
You may want to look into NetBSD (www.netbsd.org) and/or OpenBSD
(www.openbsd.org) which do have ports for the Sun Sparc hardware.
You may also want to look at an FAQ prior to asking these types of
questions. (I'm not trying to be snide. The FreeBSD FAQ does answer
this question. It's just that these type of questions are appearing
too frequently indicating that the asker has not spent any time trying
to find an answer for themselves. The same question was asked and
answered on Sept. 29, not a long time ago. These earlier messages have
a good chance of still being available on your news server. I found
this earlier message by using AltaVista's Usenet search capability.)
1.10. Is FreeBSD only available for PCs ?
At present, yes, though a port to the DEC Alpha and UltraSPARC architecture
is under way. If your machine has a different architecture and you
need something right now, we suggest you look at NetBSD or OpenBSD.
Network Architect, CLEAR Net I'm not speaking at all. I'm typing.
> >FreeBSD is strictly for PC's but you can get a copy of NetBSD that will run
> >on a Sparc.
> Only if you live in the US or Canada :-( I don't, so can't buy
> one, would like to though!!
1. Difference between Sparc 2, Sparc 10 and Ultra Sparc 10
I have a sparc 2 (40mhz...Weitek upgrade to 80 in some cases.. SBUS proprietary
Sparc 10 has proprietary SBUS slots but can take 2 processesors of various
CPU(they must be identical) . Both of these designs are roughly 7+ years old.
run SOLARIS 2.6 Both have I believe SCSI 2. The ultrasparc is a single 300+
mhz (various grades) with standard PCI slots and maybe IDE drives...
2. Modem commands at boot time
3. Sparc 5 vs Sparc 10 vs Sparc 20
5. SPARC SunOs 4.x or SPARC Solaris appls under Linux
6. Man Pages !!
7. Connecting Sparc Station 5 (RH 6.0 for Sparc) and SuSE 6.4 via NFS
9. SPARC 5 vs. SPARC 10 as web server
10. Sparc 10 vs. P3 800MHz - Web Server (and Sparc 10 value)
11. How does a SPARC IPX differ from a SPARC 5,10,etc.?
12. Upgrade SPARC-2 --> SPARC-10