Installing RH6.1 on a Sparc station10

Hello everyone
I was given a Sparc station 10 by a relative.  I  currently has solaris on it.  Can I install RH6.1 on it and where do I begin.  Sorry about the basic of basic questions.  Thanks for your time.
rbarishAsked:
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jlevieCommented:
Dunno about the ethernet adapter, SS10's had a strange chipset that even Solaris had trouble with. But yes, you should be able to install RH 6.1. I've successfully installed it on; an IPX, an SS4 & SS5, as well as an Ultra 5.

If the ethernet adapter isn't supported you could probably stick an Sbus adapter in and it ought to work, being the "standard Sun ether chipset".
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rbarishAuthor Commented:
How would I go about beginnging the install I.  I know how to instal on a regular pc but do not know where to even begin on a Sparc station10.   I am assuming I need to make a boot disk.  Do you create the boot disk the same way you do for a pc or is it different.  Sorry for all the question.  The learning curve can be painful..
bob
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jlevieCommented:
I just burn the CD, stick it in the drive and "boot cdrom", just like installing a Sun OS. There are boot images for floppy boots, but I've yet to need one. The only reason that I can think of offhand for using a floppy boot for a CD install would be to be able to use a CD drive that the SS10 can't boot from, but Linux could use as a CD drive. And yes you make the boot floppy in exactly the same way as you'd make on for the intel platform (dd or rawwrite). The install process will look ucannily familiar (suprise!) if you're used to the intel installation.

BTW: RH6.1 on an older Sun has turned out to be a great way to "recycle" those older systems that leave a bit to be desired when running the current Solaris releases. Even a 64Mb machine has a decided snap to it comparied to Solaris 2.6/2.7.
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rbarishAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot this has been a great help.
bob
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rbarishAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot this has been a great help.
bob
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