Bug#275627: [sparc][netinst] failure: sun blade 100
yet more more (unsuccessful) attempts.
These were all done with the serial port connected, but that's all.
No monitor, no keyboard, no mouse.
1. JoshK mini-iso (20041015)
Let solaris boot part way (I had the wrong baud rate set)
ok boot cdrom
system starts booting, panics unable to mount root.
see joshk.log in attachment.
The system does not respond to <BRK> or whatever, I had to power down.
I tried again but had trouble after sending the BRK, the
serial port was sometimes left in a mangled state; I had an
ok prompt from the PROM but was unable to type anything.
Sending <BRK> during the solaris boot always worked.
2. sarge netinst 20041015
Tried sending <BRK> during the solaris boot, as above.
Fails to boot, cramfs problem.
Could not get around this by finding a magic moment to interrupt
Should I be giving debian-installer/probe/usb=false ?
It's not really clear to me usb is the problem in the tests above.
Can I get the lspci data from within solaris?