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Old 09-12-2007, 12:10 AM   #1
sgware
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Best distro for a cluster of old Sun Ultra 10's?


I'm converting a bunch of old Sun Ultra 10 computers (SPARC chips, I believe) into a Linux cluster. Since they are old machines, I want a no-nonsense distro with a small memory footprint. I've only ever worked with Intel chips, so I really have no idea where I should look for this one. Right now I'm trying out Gentoo... but I wanted to ask here since you folks are always so knowledgable and helpful.

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Old 09-12-2007, 02:18 AM   #2
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Vector Linux
http://www.vectorlinux.com/

DSL
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

Puppy Linux
http://www.puppylinux.org/user/viewpage.php?page_id=3

Slackware
http://www.slackware.com/

BeaFanatIX
http://bea.cabarel.com/

Elive:
http://www.elivecd.org/

Luit Linux
http://luitlinux.sarovar.org/

Also Try Frozen Tech-Live CD List:
http://www.livecdlist.com/?pick=All&...ing&sort=&sm=1

Jake
 
Old 09-12-2007, 04:27 PM   #3
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I've looked at several of those, but to my knowledge, many of them don't exist for SPARC chips... namely DSL and Puppy, both of which I have used before. Slackware has a SPARC flavor, but is it's memory footprint as small?

If I can use those distros you mentioned on SPARC, please let me know... maybe I am just missing something.

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Old 09-12-2007, 04:36 PM   #4
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