Linked by Tony Bourke on Wed 21st Jan 2004 02:41 UTC
Oracle and SUN A few weeks ago, I stubbed my toe on my old Sun Ultra 5 as it sat there lifeless and unused in my apartment. Once my primary desktop, the envy of my geek friends, and a way to woo the ladies, its glory days have long since passed. As much as I would like to let it live out its days looking sexy and taking up space, I live on the island of Manhattan, where space is a premium. Since I can't charge it rent, I decided I'd better use it or lose it. But what to use it for? What operating system would I run on it? Solaris? What about Linux? FreeBSD? NetBSD? OpenBSD? They all run on the SPARC platform, so I thought why not do a quick review.
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SILO
by TonyB on Wed 21st Jan 2004 18:44 UTC

You don't actually need to zip up the kernel image on SPARC, and the SILO restriction isn't based on the zipped size, rather it's the unzipped size.

Striping it is probably a good idea, however. As I'll outline, I did wrestle with the kernel size.