howto install Ubuntu on a 64bit Sun UltraSPARC 5 ?

Preston Kutzner shizzlecash at
Sat Apr 25 03:43:48 UTC 2009

On Apr 24, 2009, at 10:20 AM, Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu) wrote:

> Since we're still talking about 64bit in general, not AMD/Intel  
> specific,
> let's talk about SPARC. I'm not yet hijacking. :-)
> I have an Sun UltraSPARC 5 since a couple of weeks. Unfortunately  
> without
> keyboard or mouse (will have to look on ebay) but at least it has a
> standard VGA adapter. Looks like it boots properly. At the moment it  
> is
> only collecting dust.
> Would it be possible to install Ubuntu on it? Yes of course, but  
> without
> keyboard or mouse? Sounds like a challenge... :-)
> Or should I just install some (Open)Solaris on it?

Not sure if your UltraSPARC supports it, but you can find the SPARC  
port of Ubuntu here:

If you want an older version, you can just replace the release number  
with the appropriate release.
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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