Bug#60173: Sparc tftpboot.img doesn't work on sun4c, root.bin images are missing
I tried (admittedly not very hard) to do a potato install on a
First, the tftpboot.img doesn't seem to work. I set it up to netboot
from this, and got the following result:
WARNING: Unable to determine keyboard typeSPARCstation 2, No Keyboard
ROM Rev. 2.2, 32 MB memory installed, Serial #4230298.
Ethernet address 8:0:20:e:1d:49, Host ID: 55408c9a.
Testing 1 megs of memory. Still to go 0
Type b (boot), c (continue), or n (new command mode)
Type help for more information
ok boot net
Boot device: /sbus/le@0,c00000 File and args:
It pauses for a long time at the 'TILO', then freezes (I can't halt it
back to the firmware, I have to power-cycle it) at 'Booting Linux...'
I sort of suspect that it's trying to boot a sun4u kernel.
Also, it's not possible to install by booting vmlinux-a.out from the
net and then using the root.bin, since the root.bin files didn't seem
to get included in the release :)
David Huggins-Daines, Senior Linux Consultant, Linuxcare, Inc.
Linuxcare. Support for the revolution.