GNUstep live CD for sparc as a rescue disk
I am looking for a rescue CD for an UltraSparc Sunfire V210 server, and the only live distro for sparc I found, was GNUstep live. My problem with GNUstep live cd is that I cannot get root access no matter what. I googled the subject to death and everybody claims that its a passwordless distro and performing a simple 'sudo su' should do the trick. Unfortunately this is not the case when I try it. Issuing the 'sudo su' command I get a few warnings and then it asks the password for the user account "me". I tried a few simple passwords but nothing seemed to do the trick.
Anybody knows how to tackle this problem. Or even better, are there any better distros to suggest as live rescue CDs for UltraSparc CPUs? Something that can support zfs would be ideal.
Thank in advance
+ Live CD media
+ Active/Dormant status
+ Any desktop
+ Any country of origin
+ Based on "Any" distro
So, not a vast array, but, maybe if you widen the search criteria a little (though I haven't a clue how you could do that - I've cast a pretty wide net) you might get more results. Also note that, for example Ubuntu only shows one or two releases for the sparc architecture, and they are not really recent versions; and also note, none of those I listed appear to support ZFS out of the box, if at all, so you'd need to research on that.
Unfortunately, I haven't a clue about the `sudo su` not working. A brief google turns up exactly what you wrote: there are supposed to be no passwords. Maybe `sudo passwd me` would go somewhere? :)
Thanks for the reply,
I did a similar search myself in distrowatch but live CD is a bit of a thorny issue. For example open solaris has live CD only for x86, and debian for x86 and powerpc. I dont know why I missed milax, but I should give it a try. I also found some tutorials on how to create an open solaris live cd from the automated install image.
Thanks for the help, I will update on the progress for future reference
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