Re: Ultra 5
On Sun, Apr 07, 2002 at 09:25:57PM -0400, Aravind Vinnakota wrote:
> Hi all!
> I just started using Debian. I am trying to install debian on Sun Ultra
> 5 machine. I tried 3 different ways to install it but could'nt:
> 1) I downloaded the CD images. I tried to burn it on CDs but the images
> seem to be larger than the CD size. So, I could'nt burn the CDs.
> 2) Then I downloaded just the minimal CD image and burnt it on a CD. Then
> I inserted the CD into the CDROM drive and used the command $> boot cdrom
> to boot from the CD, but I am getting the error "Bad magic number on disk
> label". So, I could'nt boot from the CDROM
> 3) Then I downloaded the floppy image (rescue.bin and driver-1.bin) and
> tried to copy them onto floppies. But again the same space
> problem. The files are larger than the floppy disk size. Also from the
> documentation, I could understand that we cant boot from floppy drive in
> case of Ultra sparcs. Any suggestions? I think many of you were able to
> burn it onto CDs and floppies?
You wont be able to boot an Ultra5 using floppy. The OBP is buggy.
Try these images:
This will install woody. You'll have to read the docs on netbooting
Debian - http://www.debian.org/
Linux 1394 - http://linux1394.sourceforge.net/
Subversion - http://subversion.tigris.org/
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