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I want to study and compare executable file structure of elf, SPARC and PA-RISC.

To perform the studies I want to install OpenSolaris on an Intel machine (Core2Duo). But I got a basic doubt will it work at all ?

I know SPARC has its own assembly - grew in suspicion if it will work or is valid thought at all.

I was aiming to write some programs disassemble them and with some help of tools study the file structures.

I don't have any clue how to perform all this for HP-UX (PA-RISC); dont know any free OS for PA-RISC.

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closed as off topic by Gilles, Michael Mrozek May 22 '11 at 3:09

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Here's a post on cross-posting: meta.stackexchange.com/q/65931. –  Tshepang May 21 '11 at 7:53
This question is on-topic for both Stack Overflow and Unix, since it's about development tools on unix. However, cross-posting is not acceptable (see our FAQ, and in particular this discussion. Given that the general principles are not strongly unix-specific, I think SO is the better venue here, so I propose to retain the Stack Overflow post. –  Gilles May 21 '11 at 13:17

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