SystemRescueCd for Sparc


This page presents the details about the SPARC (Sun architecture) edition of SystemRescueCd. This edition can be download from the sparc section on sourceforge

Features in SystemRescueCd for SPARC

SystemRescueCd for SPARC aims to provide a livecd for SPARC based on Linux, that allows you to install, backup and troubleshoot your system or your data on a Sparc machine. It is based on a linux-2.6.22 kernel with support for most hardware and file systems. Then you can partition your disk (with fdisk or parted), format a partition with one of the supported file systems (ext3fs, reiserfs, xfs, jfs, ufs (solaris). The read-only support for UFS allows you to mount and backup your Solaris file systems.

SystemRescueCd for Sparc comes with most network tools (ssh, telnet, NFS client+server, Samba-3.0.24, tcpdump, …) in order to provide all tools necessary to work remotely. It also support Perl-5.8.8 and Python-2.4.4 that are widely used scripting languages.

Questions and feedback

Please, post questions about releases for SPARC in the dedicated section of the forums

Booting linux on sparc

You may have problems to boot with SystemRescueCd on SPARC computers. In that case, check the followings:

  • Check your OBP (OpenBios Prom) is recent. You may have to upgrade it if it’s too old.
  • Check you have a sparc64 architecture (sun4u or sun4v)
  • In case of problems with boot cdrom try cold boot (you must define the cdrom as first boot device with setenv boot-device cdrom disk net in OBP before)

Manual (EN)
LVM Guide
Disk partitioning

Git repository
Bug reports