On Thursday, September 20, 2012 09:03:14 AM Patrick Ale wrote:
On Sep 19, 2012 12:06 AM, "Patrick Ale"
> More will follow soon.
As expected: firmware from 2006. Its installing now.
Something I really miss during the installation is the option to manually
layout/review the file systems when installing via console in text mode. Or
I just overlook it?
I am using vnc now to work around it. :)
Hmm, I seem to remember some issues around the partitioning under F12 on SPARC. It was
recommended, best I can recall, that you let the installer autopartition; anything else is
very unstable and will likely crash anaconda.
Once installed you can set up partitions, move LVM around (I did that with our E6500,
taking the defaults at first onto a single drive, and then moving the physical volume
(with the LVM tools) to a software RAID5. Worked fine.) set up RAID, or whatever else.
But it was important, IIRC, to take the defaults during installation. There is a set of
posts in the archives about the installer caveats, and I think it's on the F12Beta
page on Fedoraproject.org
, or at least it used to be.
I have my own private archive of messages like that to this mailing list, and I can repost
I'm currently running F12Beta updated (the update, incidentally, is less stable than
the original install was) on a Blade 1000 workstation with dual CPU's:
[root@sb1k-1 ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
cpu : TI UltraSparc III (Cheetah)
fpu : UltraSparc III integrated FPU
pmu : ultra3
prom : OBP 4.5.10 2002/02/11 10:38
type : sun4u
ncpus probed : 2
ncpus active : 2
D$ parity tl1 : 0
I$ parity tl1 : 0
Cpu0ClkTck : 000000002cb41780
Cpu1ClkTck : 000000002cb41780
MMU Type : Cheetah
Don't remember how to get CPU MHz from this, unfortunately. While I do have remote
serial console and could get it from OpenBoot, I'm enjoying:
[root@sb1k-1 ~]# uptime
09:57:46 up 706 days, 18:30, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
I don't have the E6500 up at the moment, but it was last booting F12Beta as well, on
(IIRC) 16 CPUs, each one 400MHz. I've documented the boot procedure for SBUS and F12
on this list before, including the kernel command line options required to get a
successful (manual) boot with dracut, up through RAID and LVM, given that F12's udev
on SBUS is borked.