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Old 06-02-2008, 06:43 PM   #1
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Sun Ultra 5 OS Installation


Hello,
I got my keyboard and mouse for my Sun Ultra 5. It works fine and boots up to an OK prompt. I need to get Solaris 9/10 for SPARC, or should I get something else? Which will work better on this workstation? And will the Java Desktop System work with both 9 and 10? The computer has 333mhz processor, 512MB of ram, and a 10 GB hard drive. It only has a CD Drive, no DVD one. And a floppy drive. When I want to boot a cd, I use the boot cdrom at the OK prompt correct? Thanks.
 
Old 06-02-2008, 07:47 PM   #2
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Why not download one of the big distro's such as Opensuse 10.3; the new Ubuntu; Red Hat's Fedora, or Mandriva's last work, and install that? The system will find your SPARC, and do the rest.

Nothing against Sun, by the way. Even though Sun has their own operating system, they support the Linux effort; and offer open source applications for Linux to boot (such as Open Office)! Thank God for Sun, and IBM for that matter!

Good luck in your efforts!

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Old 06-02-2008, 07:56 PM   #3
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Thanks, but I would like to try Solaris first. I will probably try RedHat or Fedora if this doesn't work. thanks.
 
Old 06-02-2008, 08:25 PM   #4
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OK. I'm not a Solaris user; not that I don't necessarily want to. Like I said earlier, Sun has supported us; and sometime I would like to install Solaris on a naked machine, just for the experience. I've heard good things about Solaris, and I wish you the best!

Carry on!
 
Old 06-02-2008, 09:06 PM   #5
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Alright, thanks, you should definitely give Solaris or maybe OpenSolaris a chance to work its magic on you.
 
  


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