Sun SPARCstation 2

From: Bill Pechter <>
Date: Wed Feb 14 14:02:33 2001

> I think that not being able to access greater than 2GB makes it difficult
> to setup a large disk, even if you are keeping the individual partitions
> to less than 2GB. I don't know the exact details, but the version of SunOS
> that I had just wouldn't do it. Maybe there was a patch or update which
> would have fixed the problem as you describe.
> In my case, I wanted to use the IPX on a daily basis and be able to install
> all of the latest applications (apache, qpopper, etc.). This is why I went
> with NetBSD. I tried Linux, but it was dog slow on the sparc (see my previous
> post about this).
> If he doesn't have a real application for the box and doesn't require the
> latest greatest software, then one of the old SunOS releases should be fine.
> --tom

If you get 64mb of memory on the IPX even Solaris 7 runs OK (if you don't
expect too much of X-er-Open-Windows.

I'd assume at 96mb it would be pretty good.

I've only got 64mb on mine.

Received on Wed Feb 14 2001 - 14:02:33 GMT

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