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SPARC-HOWTO.

Lionel, trollhunter Bouchpan-Lerust-Juéry <trollhunter@linuxfr.org>

v0.0.7 August 2004
The SPARC family of microprocessors is a very good implementation of the RISC design and SPARC based computing devices cover a very wide spectrum of applications, from mainframe class computers to radhard microprocessors used by the aerospace industry in its space segment. SPARC based computers are usually very well engineered products, thus Linux on SPARC is a winning combination both in performance and ease of use. Actually this combination is not as widspread as the Linux/x86; this HOWTO should help you step by step to make an informed decision: try it you will not regret it.

1. Preface.

2. SPARC, which one ?

3. Buying a SPARC computer.

4. SPARC based laptops

5. The wonderful SparcStation Voyager

6. Sun's Netra servers

7. Sun's Enterprise servers

8. Tatung's Workstations

9. Tatung's SPARC Servers

10. Fujitsu's supercomputers

11. Linux on SPARC: 2 kernels.

12. Choosing a distribution.

13. Installing Linux

14. Working with the Openboot.

15. Hard drive buses.

16. CDROM: specific settings.

17. SILO.

18. Compiling a kernel

19. Keyboard and mouse.

20. X Window.

21. SMP.

22. The sound.

23. Serial port.

24. Ressources.

25. Thanks and Credits.

26. Copyright, Disclaimer and Trademarks

27. Revision History.


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