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SPARC-HOWTO.

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

v0.0.3 November 2000


The SPARC family of microprocessors is a very good implementation of the RISC design, SPARC based workstations 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 workstation.

4. Linux on SPARC: 2 kernels.

5. Choosing a distribution.

6. Working with the Openboot.

7. Hard drive buses.

8. CDROM: specific settings.

9. SILO.

10. Keyboard and mouse.

11. X Window.

12. SMP.

13. The sound.

14. Serial port.

15. Ressources.

16. Thanks.

17. Copyright, Disclaimer and Trademarks

18. Revision History.


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