The following text is based on the Red Hat Linux documentation which, however, contains much more information on Linux in general than this chapter, which focuses only on the aspects specific to the SPARC architecture, or directly relevant to the installation of an UltraLinux system. The Red Hat SparcLinux documentation is partly based on information provided by us; it even contains some incorrect and obsolete information. We took the document as the starting point, correcting and updating where necessary. Please refer to the Red Hat Linux documentation (or another Linux distribution) for more information on generic Linux.
Installing UltraPenguin on a SPARC system is slightly more complex than installing Red Hat Linux / Intel, mostly due to differences in machine architecture. In general, the main steps to a successful installation are: