Re: Mystery of chroot

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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

I am *not* trying to be a smart *** here. I would like to know.


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