Bug#415768: [SPARC64] netboot fails => system frozen
I don't have a null-modem cable at the moment, but I think it's possible to get one by this weekend.
Guess it's possible to see some (error/warning) messages by using the serial line?
Erik van der Kolk
On 3/21/07, Geert Stappers <email@example.com> wrote:
Op 21-03-2007 om 20:33 schreef Erik van der Kolk:
> During netboot "Debian Etch", after TFTP transfer is completed, I get
> the message "Booting Linux..."
> Not long after that, the screen seems to switch blank just a second
> and turns back.
> After that, the system locks up. (Can't even do "Stop + A")
> I never got the etch version to work with all the releases mentioned on the
> Even a daily build from another URL has the same problem.
> Also tried "framebuffer=true", but doesn't help.
> The machine has only 1 videocard (it's the onboard one).
Is removing the keyboard and using a serial line option for you?
 Keyboard removal "forces" the bootROM to switch to serial port.