Debian 3.1r4 sparc CD images
I am having significant difficulties trying to burn a
bootable CD for Sparc platform. I have tried both the
debian-31r4-sparc-netinst.iso and debian-31r4-sparc-
businesscard.iso images, both of which fail with the
same problem. The problem is that I download the ISO
image and attempt to burn the image, but the CD soft-
ware only sees the ISO image as being a small percent
of the actual size (e.g. the ~40MB "business card"
image shows up as being 2MB and the ~160MB "netinst"
image shows up as being 12 MB in the burner software).
For reference, I also attempted to download and burn
the i386 version of the netinst image using the same
steps. This worked without fault.
Unfortunately, the only CD burner and software I have
available is on a non-GNU, non-Un*x system. The CD
software is by "Sonic Solutions" under the label
"Multimedia Center for Think Offerings". I am not
having any unusual difficulties with the computer,
software, etc., otherwise.
For a different reference, I also attempted to mount
each Sparc ISO image as a loopback device on an i386-
platform machine running Debian-unstable that I have
available (which does not have a CD burner). This
seems to work just fine, with the images showing up
and appearing to be of normal expected size, etc.
I had thought the Sparc images were corrupt, but the
successful loopback mounts suggests otherwise. Any
notions as to what's going on and how to fix?
Thanks very much!
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