Mar 31, 2017 · Oracle Linux 6 for SPARC is now available for download from OTN and the released notes can be found here.. This version of Oracle Linux 6 uses UEK2 (there is no RHCK here of course as there is no corresponding release on SPARC) and this OS release can be installed on T4, T5 and T7 (M7,M5) but not yet on the S7 platform.

Oracle will port its Enterprise Linux distribution to Sun's Sparc processor, a move that could help it compete better against IBM and Hewlett-Packard in the high-end server business. The SPARC-Linux installation requires that you create a “whole disk” partition (file system type “5”), spanning from cylinder 0 to the last available cylinder. Root, swap and /usr partitions are created in the normal way and overlap this “whole disk” partition. Linux on SPARC: 2 kernels. Actually Linux on SPARC architecture comes in two flavors: A 32 bits kernel for the Sun SPARC, Super SPARC, Micro SPARC and Hyper SPARC Processors. A 64 bits kernel for UltraSPARC based workstations. In both case most applications run in 32 bit ( 32 bit userland ). There is a comprehensive FAQ on UltraLinux's website. What we want to do is run linux on sparc. Is there any distribution that will allow linux to run on a sparc CPU? The reason is because we want to completely remove the Solaris O/S and install linux. Then install the JVM that runs on Linux using the sparc cpu. I did look at CentOS, but I couldn't find a release that would run on sparc. Installing Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 For sparc We are delighted that you have decided to try Debian, and are sure that you will find that Debian’s GNU/Linux distribution is unique. Debian GNU/Linux brings together high-quality free software from around the world, integrating it into a coherent whole. We believe that you will find that the The solution above is clever and works great for Linux *86 and Solaris Sparc. I needed a shell-only (no Perl) solution that also worked on AIX/Power and HPUX/Itanium. Unfortunately the last two don't play nice: AIX reports "6" and HPUX gives an empty line. Using your solution, I was able to craft something that worked on all these Unix systems:

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Oracle Linux on Sparc Billy~Verreynne Jan 9, 2013 8:07 AM Larry announced a while back (Sparc system launch in 2010) the possibility of Oracle (Enterprise) Linux being available on Sparc. The following distributions match your criteria (sorted by popularity): 1. FreeBSD (28) FreeBSD is a UNIX-like operating system for the i386, amd64, IA-64, arm, MIPS, powerpc, ppc64, PC-98 and UltraSPARC platforms based on U.C. Berkeley's "4.4BSD-Lite" release, with some "4.4BSD-Lite2" enhancements. Jun 23, 2005 · Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. Oracle will port its Enterprise Linux distribution to Sun's Sparc processor, a move that could help it compete better against IBM and Hewlett-Packard in the high-end server business. The SPARC-Linux installation requires that you create a “whole disk” partition (file system type “5”), spanning from cylinder 0 to the last available cylinder. Root, swap and /usr partitions are created in the normal way and overlap this “whole disk” partition.