I still can't get my Sparc IPX booting Linux from the HD.
I have received some answers to this problem which gave me a better insight. As I understand the HD has to have a partition which spans the whole drive. I intent to have one Linux and one swap partition. I therefore set the partition table up to have one 83 (Linux native) and one 82 (Linux swap) the third partition should now span the whole disk and should have the type WHOLE DISK. But I don't see this type listed in fdisk. Someone wrote to use type 5 which is EXTENDED but this somehow didn't do it.
Any help is appreciated.