Bailing on Solaris?

Steven C. Peterson scp at
Fri Jan 28 07:33:58 UTC 2011

I am in a position to allow remote access to our development machine (650 8 way 1.35 32gb ram), with remote serial console.... the machine is not net bootable but I can load any dvd requested into its drive.

I have tried loading it but It fails to load.  soon after starting freebsd, I will be at the datacenter where the machine is located at later this morning and will try 8.1 again to see what happens.


Steven C. Peterson
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On Jan 27, 2011, at 4:00 AM, Peter Jeremy wrote:

> On 2011-Jan-25 20:04:13 -0500, "Steven C. Peterson" <scp at> wrote:
>> As since our support expired we have not been able to get patches or even a return call from our sales rep about renewing.
> This seems to be a fairly widespread problem.
>> We currently run on Fujitsu Sparc 64-v based systems, PrimePower 650's,850,and 2500 machines. Primarily these machines run large java web apps (tomcat) and databases (MySQL, and very little oracle)
>> Is their any possibility of getting freebsd running on these big systems?
> says that FreeBSD _should_
> run on the 650 and 850, though it hasn't been tested.  Have you tried
> booting it?  Are you in a position to assist in getting FreeBSD running?
> -- 
> Peter Jeremy

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