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Old 06-18-2002, 03:14 AM   #1
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LFS on a Sparc


I was thinking of starting an LFS on a Sparc, SS10 2x50Mhz, 4Gb barracuda, here's the downshot: 36 Mb of RAM (I think I'll borrow 64 or 128 from a friend before starting though), and was wondering:

A) is this possible using a little intuition, not a lot of programming knowledge, and the basic x86 LFS book.

B) If not, it has to have been done before, is there a resource that gives hints aside from the mailing list archives.

C) If the mailing list archives are the best bet, what timespan was the best to hit, and should I aim for that LFS book *wink* *wink* Beekman.

D) Am I a masochist?

The SS10 is an old crate and with my pitiful 2 ram sticks it performs like a slug under RH 6.2. I've got a Solaris running on a different box, so I don't really want to bother with that... LFS seems like the fun way to get this thing doing something useful, especially as its drive has the best seek read times in my house of beeping junk.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 06-18-2002, 04:54 AM   #2
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hm fin... i've not done a single LFS in my entire life. so i can only answer to D).

D.) no, you're a sadist! you have set the guiness world of records for mercilessly subjecting a menagerie of electronic chips to the *nix treatment (hm... sounds almost like a spa thing). heck, if you had R2D2 hanging around your living room, i'm sure it'll be Linux-ed as well... (oops i did it again... Linux is now a verbivore!!!)

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Old 06-18-2002, 08:14 AM   #3
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Not an LFS person (yet), but I would have thought that with a little ingenuity it could be done. From what I can tell, the LFS book gets you the basics, and from there you can continue. Since we already know that the basics work fine on a Sparc (you're running Space Suse, aren't you?), then you should be ok. I can see potential problems with progs not yet ported, though.

Good luck mate.
 
Old 06-18-2002, 01:19 PM   #4
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Yeah I'm beginning to think that makes sense, not having to worry as all of these apps, bin-utils, grep, gcc, glibc, sed, gawk, bash and the like all have code for running natively on a Sparc, but there's just so much extra sed goop in the LFS manual to hack things into working... I'm gonna take a shot at it at least. I've got to borrow some RAM first though...

Cheers,

Finegan

P.S. You mean R2D2 doesn't run Linux?
 
Old 06-18-2002, 09:15 PM   #5
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eh? lol. on second thought, perhaps it does.
 
  


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