Re: Status of Debian on Sun Blade 150
On Thu, 21 Apr 2005, Wiktor Wandachowicz wrote:
Hello good Debian people!
Recently I tested the installation of Debian sarge on Sun Blade 150
and I got some success. Trying netinst / businesscard CD proved to be
useless. So I tried the netboot image with 2.6.8 kernel and it worked!
Big thanks to Uwe Wuerdinger for pointing me in that direction.
Thanks to Andres Salomon (firstname.lastname@example.org) we now have an unofficial netinst
CD image, which should (hopefully) work on SunBlade. I would appreciate if
people would test it. If testing works out, we'll try to propagate the
required changes into the first post-release Sarge revision. Note that the
kernel on the unofficial image is binary-incompatible with the kernel
modules which are currently in the archive. It can be downloaded from
IMPORTANT: This is an unofficial image created for testing purposes only,
so please do *NOT* report any problems with this image to the Debian's BTS
or to the debian-installer team.
Information in the sarge manual
seemed a bit confusing to me, so I did some experimentation on my own
with rarpd & tftpd servers. I think I've found an easier way than
suggested in manual.
Given that the sparc installation manual has not been updated for Sarge
:-(, this is not surprising. Perhaps you would like to volunteer for updating
it? As I understand, it is too late already to get all the translations in
sync, but having at least the English version up-to-date would be an
achievement. If you are up to it, you should probably discuss the details
with Frans Pop.
I described everything in great detail and posted my results here:
So, what do you think about my results? Do you think it may be of some
use? Tell me I did a good thing, and you'll make my day happy ;-)
It is a very useful and detailed write-up, a job well done. I have created
a wiki page SparcInstallation notes (wiki.debian.net/?SparcInstallationNotes)
and included a link to your installation report there.
Jurij Smakov email@example.com
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