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sgware 09-12-2007 12:10 AM

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.


jacook 09-12-2007 02:18 AM

Vector Linux


Puppy Linux




Luit Linux

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sgware 09-12-2007 04:27 PM

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.

weibullguy 09-12-2007 04:36 PM

Cross Linux from Scratch

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