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The 2.6 kernel seems to run just fine on the SS20, but only in uniprocessor mode. If you want/need SMP, stick to 1.0. Otherwise there's no known reason to avoid 1.92.
The 2.6 kernel seems to run just fine on the SS20 with SuperSPARC?s, but only in uniprocessor mode. If you want/need SMP or have HyperSPARC?s, stick to 1.0. Otherwise there's no known reason to avoid 1.92.

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|| 1.0 || 2 x 150MHz HyperSPARC?, Sun cg14? video, 192MB RAM || Boots SMP everytime, and video works. Adding extra RAM (highmem) reduces the odds of a successful SMP boot. || Bob ||
|| 1.92 || 150MHz HyperSPARC?, Sun cg14? video, 192MB RAM || esp DMA errors, and crashes with cg14 framebuffer || Bob ||

Sun manual is here: http://sunsolve.sun.com/handbook_pub/Systems/SS20/SS20.html

On December 10, 2004, 195.224.195.66 wrote: Kernel series 2.6 currently not supported but it is possible to successfully install 1.0 - read about it here http://junkcomputers.blogspot.com/2004/11/installing-linux-on-sun-sparcstation.html

The 2.6 kernel seems to run just fine on the SS20 with SuperSPARC?s, but only in uniprocessor mode. If you want/need SMP or have HyperSPARC?s, stick to 1.0. Otherwise there's no known reason to avoid 1.92.

Tested Configurations

Aurora Version Configuration Remarks Reporter
1.0, 1.92 85MHz SuperSPARC?-II, Sun TGX video, 64MB RAM Works fine SMP on 1.0 (until my second CPU died), and UP on 1.91/1.92. Headless via serial. Jima
1.0 2 x 150MHz HyperSPARC?, Sun cg14? video, 192MB RAM Boots SMP everytime, and video works. Adding extra RAM (highmem) reduces the odds of a successful SMP boot. Bob
1.92 150MHz HyperSPARC?, Sun cg14? video, 192MB RAM esp DMA errors, and crashes with cg14 framebuffer Bob

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