On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 5:47 PM, A E [Gmail] <all.eforums(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 6:15 PM, A E [Gmail]
> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 5:56 PM, Hans Witvliet <hwit(a)a-domani.nl> wrote:
>> On Thu, 2011-05-05 at 16:59 -0400, A E [Gmail] wrote:
>> > On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 4:20 PM, Hans Witvliet <hwit(a)a-domani.nl>
>> > wrote:
>> > I am still running Aurora-Linux on my Netra-T105.
>> > As long as you don't want anything fancy, i would still
>> > recommend it
>> > I see, interesting. I'm starting to lean towards giving this a go,
>> > even though most people have pointed out the issue with constant
>> > updates to the Sparc port and them not being in sync with the updates
>> > available on the same number x86 release.
>> > Lastly, Hans, I am not really sure what "fancy" would be
>> > it's kinda relative as to what defines 'fancy'. If running a
>> > server on it, along with a bunch of modules/plugins etc on it is
>> > fancy, well then I'm in trouble I guess :( I know people are running
>> > that same software on Fedora on COTS x86/x86_64 machines (possibly in
>> > production) but does that mean I can successfully run it on the SPARC
>> > port?
>> > _______________________________________________
>> Well, if it is just lamp, ldap etc etc, it just works out of the box.
>> I can't tell iv any flavour of virtualisation will work, as my machine
>> just have 512MB mem in them.
>> In case you have something that creates lots of hw-interrupts, you are
>> probably far better off with sparc archticture:
>> Due to backwards compatibility intel based PC's still have to be
>> compatible with the very old IBM-PC design.
>> If it is just sip/iax you want, why not? I presume you don't want to
>> stream & convert a couple of hundreds hifi connections...
>> Even for that, there are some debates wether intel or amd is better ;-)
>> otoh, with those new intel-boxes, one can take advantage of the latest
>> cpu-enhancements (AES-intructions), nice for encryption (vpn/disk)
>> and you can use high-res video boards.
>> Not sure if that answered my question. I'm not going to be running LAMP,
> LDAP, Virtualization or would have any H/W Interrupts as far as I can tell.
> It's purely software based call-control/switching with ODBC connection to an
> external DB. Purely SIP traffic in and out. Expecting a couple of 100
> concurrent calls with no compression or codec translation (ideally). I also
> don't need VPN or Disk encryption, nor would any of those machines need a
> video card or even a video chip :)
> The question was mostly, if someone is running the same scenario as I'm
> planning on as described above on a x86/x86_64 platform with Fedora 15, then
> would I be able to run it just as stable on SPARC port, all things being
> equal and ignoring the speed of updates available for the sparc port.
At the risk of sounding like a total tool, could I ask if someone can point
me to the documentation related to installing/configuring Fedora on Sparc? I
have spent 15-20 mins finding it but haven't found anything specific.
Also, which version should I be trying? In the download section on fedora
website, I see that even the netboot iso for v15 are available for sparc64.
is that safe to try or should I be using v14?
Thanks so much
Ok, I guess I was wrong. Netinst ISOs are only available for v12-beta, so I
guess that's the one to try and the installation is just any other install
over the net like I did for debian in the same environment with the use of
rarpd, tftp etc? I have never understood though how to install the full
distribution using NFS, I suppose once I have the minimal net install, I
need a local repo to point to?