SUMMARY: Solaris 2.x on Sparc 1

From: Alex Pakter (
Date: Tue Nov 05 1996 - 17:52:19 CST

I wrote:
> I have a SparcStation 1 with 16MB of RAM. My company needs a
>Solaris 2.x (hopefully 2.5) platform on which to compile software,
>even if slowly.
>Question: Can I run Solaris 2.5 on this machine? What's the minimum
>recommended memory that I should have? Or will it be so slow
>as to be absurd? If I can't do this, what's the smallest SparcStation
>that I can buy that will handle the load?

Got lots of replies, thanks to all. The general consensus was:

Yes, you can run Solaris 2.5 on a SparcStation 1. But with 16MB of
RAM it will be really painful. People recommended a minimum of 24-32 Meg,
some said get 64. Others said "just buy a used Sparc 5/10".
I think I'll bring this up to 32MB of RAM, and run 2.5 .

Thanks again to all.

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