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We have a server that runs on Solaris using the sparc CPU.

What we want to do is run linux on sparc.

Is there any distribution that will allow linux to run on a sparc CPU?

The reason is because we want to completely remove the Solaris O/S and install linux. Then install the JVM that runs on Linux using the sparc cpu.

I did look at CentOS, but I couldn't find a release that would run on sparc.

Many thanks for any suggestions,

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Which CPU/machine? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Mar 27 '11 at 9:25
Did you want to include BSD in your possibilities? It's not clear from your question. – kojiro Mar 27 '11 at 14:15
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Debian. See for information.

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I did check distrowatch. And the architecture is supported for Debian. So I might install ubuntu server LTS. However, about the Java Virtual Machine? Will that run under sparc? – ant2009 Mar 27 '11 at 16:25
See – Convict Mar 28 '11 at 9:58

Gentoo: Some project information can be found here ->

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