howto install Ubuntu on a 64bit Sun UltraSPARC 5 ?

Amedee Van Gasse (ubuntu) amedee-ubuntu at
Sat Apr 25 20:00:23 UTC 2009

Preston Kutzner schreef:
> 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.

I just discovered the ports page after reading another thread about
someone with an exotic architecture.
I will certainly try it!


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