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I have been asked to look in to the possibility of running HP-UX on an unused Sun Sparc Station in the office.

Is this possible?
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I'm afraid not; HP-UX only runs on HPs PA-Risc and Itanium servers; Sparc can only run Solaris (Though there is an x86 version of Solaris).

But you could pick up a D-class HP server quite cheaply; It can sit in an office environment (They're not too noisy or fussy about the temperate)
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No, you can not install HP-UX on sparc station. You could install Solaris or some versions of linux for sparc.

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by:Lensters
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I guess two people already beat me too the answer for this.  However, they did miss the possibility of stealing the HP-UX source code from HP and recompiling for a Sparc.  Though that really doesn't make much sense as the kernel is the only original IP and it is specifically designed for PA-RISC, so it would be a self-defeating enterprise.  I think that it is too late... the answer is "no".
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by:gheist
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What is model name of that machine?
For 32bit ones OpenBSD does perfectly, for rest - Solaris...
No HP-UX there.
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by:Craig Sharp
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Never gonna happen.  HP has said they will not port their code.  The hpux kernel is very monolithic and designed only for HP hardware.  
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And they are slowly retiring all their HP-UX support... Solaris - if it works, or OpenBSD if machine is too old.
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