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Re: Mystery of chroot



on 7/22/2007 10:59 PM, Phil Savoie wrote:
> On Monday 23 July 2007 01:26, David Boles wrote:
>> on 7/22/2007 10:18 PM, Ed Greshko wrote:
>>> David Boles wrote:
>>>> on 7/22/2007 9:40 PM, Ed Greshko wrote:
>>>>> David Boles wrote:
>>>>>> Really? I have said that I am not a techie only a user of a tool.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Can you name me one personnel computer that would run then, or will
>>>>>> today, a true Unix OS?
>>>>> Sorry, I have to ask.  What is "true Unix OS"?  Does Solaris qualify?
>>>> I am not sure Ed. What I had in my mind was the OS that runs on those
>>>> really large cabinets in those really cold rooms. I have worked on
>>>> those. The rooms and the A\C not the computers.
>>> Well, if you're not sure of what your definition is of "a true Unix OS"
>>> then a challenge or question as to if a PC will run them kind of loses
>>> its meaning.
>>>
>>> I venture to say that most folks would classify Solaris as a "true Unix
>>> OS" and yes, they mostly ran on Sparc CPU server systems in rooms with
>>> false floors and big A/C's.  And yes, in the early days, the workstation
>>> varieties used Sparc CPU's and not your typical Intel or AMD processor.
>>>
>>> But, today Solaris runs just fine on Intel.  So, I would submit that as
>>> an answer to your question.
>> Like I said - I was thinking of main frame stuff on big cabinets in really
>> cold rooms.
>>
>> I have never tried Solaris or Sparc. Are they considered what I described
>> as 'a true Unix'? I was not even aware that they would run in x86 type
>> equipment.
>>
>> I am *not* trying to be a smart *** here. I would like to know.
> 
> Here you go David:
> 
> [phil opti-g1 ~] > ssh root cic
> Password:
> Last login: Sun Jul 15 23:38:24 2007 from smurf.pszone1
> Sun Microsystems Inc.   SunOS 5.10      Generic January 2005
> [root cic /] > psrinfo -v
> Status of virtual processor 0 as of: 07/23/2007 01:52:19
>   on-line since 07/10/2007 04:35:01.
>   The i386 processor operates at 2010 MHz,
>         and has an i387 compatible floating point processor.
> Status of virtual processor 1 as of: 07/23/2007 01:52:19
>   on-line since 07/10/2007 04:35:06.
>   The i386 processor operates at 2010 MHz,
>         and has an i387 compatible floating point processor.
> [root cic /] > uname -a
> SunOS cic 5.10 Generic_118855-33 i86pc i386 i86pc
> [root cic /] >
> 
> This is an amd dual core running Solaris 10 running on a Future Shop 
> Cicero "special".  So yes, Solaris does run on intel--and rather quickly too 
> I might add at least on tis machine.
> 
> Phil
> 

Thanks Phil. I have never tried anything like this. Something to read for
sure. Thanks again.

-- 

  David

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