I checked to see what distros run on the UltraSparc-II processors in these boxes -- they are dual cpus. OpenSolaris 10 and Debian will install. OpenSolaris is probably better supported. But, Sun Solaris is not Linux. We might want to try Debian first. Another issue is whether the StorEdge A1000 units will work under Debian.
Finally, we have enough projects on our collective plate right now. Fiddling with the Sun gear may have to wait a bit. Another possibility is trying to sell the stuff on Ebay or to a data center to raise cash.
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Our donor (John) and I are having a difficult time handing off the Sun servers. John had car trouble Friday and had to cancel the drop-off. When he called to reschedule, I asked him how big the servers are physically. They are 6U rack servers which means about 12 inches tall, and he has at least four of them.
- From: Tom Brown <tbrown@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: FreeGeek Michiana <frgeek-michiana@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 14:14:03 -0500I'll contact Forest re doing a pickup with his van. I suspect the donor will be greatly relieved if we get the servers. Plus, there are external storage arrays which match the servers at the same location.While I waited for the donor at the warehouse, I twiddled with creating the standard FREE GEEK logo using Xara Extreme (XE). XE is the vector graphics package included in Vector Linux. After a bit, I started to get the feel of the software and produced a draft logo. The upshot is I can use Xara to produce logos and simple graphics to import into OpenOffice2 to make computer labels, gaylord labels, handouts, flyers, etc.Tom ** This list is PUBLICLY archived. ** PLEASE don't post personal or sensitive information unless you wish for it to be in the public domain. To post to the list send email to frgeek-michiana@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx The archive is available at http://www.freelists.org/archives/frgeek-michiana/ You may unsubscribe or change your list settings by going to the list website at http://www.freelists.org/webpage/frgeek-michiana
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