boot installation doesn't boot
Problem: I'm trying to install Debian onto an old SparcStation 20 via
CDROM, but the disk doesn't boot.
Nothing is wrong with the SS20, as I've successfully loaded Solaris7
onto it in a fresh install. And when I put the Solaris7 OEM CD into the
CDROM and type boot CDROM at the OK> prompt, it spins up the CDROM
nicely and everything loads up as expected.
Here's what I did for Debian:
1. Downloaded the Sparc version of Debian via jidgo.
2. Burned the downloaded .iso on to a CDRW disk. I did this on a Win2k
box using EasyCD creator. Unfortunately, I don't have a burner on my
Linux boxes yet.
3. Insert the newly burned Debian disk into the Sparc, and reboot via
boot CDROM command.
4. The Sparc starts up, spins the CDROM a little bit, and then just
stops, without giving any messages.
I'm new to the Sparc world and only be at Linux for about a year and
Debian only about a month. I'll never go back now to the Win world, so
I'd like to get this going.
I'm guessing that I'm missing something in terms of burning the disk.
Can it be burned on a Win2k system? And if so, are there any specific
instructions that are needed to make this particular disk bootable?
GnuPG key: 1024D/8CE11941