Debian: No longer a “Universal” operating system

The Debian project has removed support for the MIPS architecture. This is the latest CPU architecture to be removed from Debian, betraying their tagline of being "The Universal Operating System". I take issue not only with their removal of the MIPS architecture, but of their reasoning for doing it. The removal was [...] because the … Continue reading Debian: No longer a “Universal” operating system

FreeBSD 10.1 on UltraSPARC Sun Ultra 60: Booting and initial packages

As noted in my previous article, my friend Madeline and I set out yesterday to fix my Sun Ultra 60's boot problems so that it could run FreeBSD. The issue ended up being that the disk alias in OpenBoot had been scrambled (probably from the NVRAM reset I did to force it to boot), and … Continue reading FreeBSD 10.1 on UltraSPARC Sun Ultra 60: Booting and initial packages

FreeBSD 10.1 on UltraSPARC Sun Ultra 60: The adventure begins

Today begins a new adventure for me. After trying to like Solaris 8 and finding it too old, and trying to like Solaris 11 and finding it too Enterprisey EnterpriseWare™, and unsuccessfully trying to boot Linux plenty of times, I am going to install FreeBSD 10.1 on my Sun Ultra 60. Some specs... UltraSPARC-II 360MHz … Continue reading FreeBSD 10.1 on UltraSPARC Sun Ultra 60: The adventure begins