Your mail is sadly lacking in any real info that could be used to actually help you forward. For what it's worth, I have an U10 myself with an ATI 3D Rage  on which most Debian releases since Sarge have been successfully installed. William Andrew Lawrence wrote: > I have an Ultra 10 that can run Sun Solaris 8 with no issue. I could use > the "sarge" install but it would fail in the middle of the install. Exactly how did it fail? Did you file an installation report ? Did you provide the syslog for the installation? > Now I have 4.03 downloaded and trying to do a Net install. I assume you mean 4.0r3. > Sadly, nothing. I can install 4.03, but here is the issue, it looks like > it is echoing the text, but offset by one character. Even after I finish > the install, basically by hitting enter to default the whole process, the > login screen comes up like this as well. I am including a link to a > picture of it http://www.alawrence.net/linux/ it's the only photo in > there. This happens after I get the welcome to screen and hit enter to > install. it loads the 8MB kernel and I can read that fine then when the > screen refreshes and has the penguin at the top it starts this echo issue So it looks like there is a problem in the Linux kernel in the display driver you are using. > I know it has two video cards, the one I am using displays the whole Exactly what video cards are they? Which one is the one that gets used? > install process, nothing is being sent to that other video card. That was > the first thing I checked. Then I have tried to pass parameters to the > boot loader to not use the frame buffer, but that doesn't seem to work > either. Maybe I am doing it wrong. If you'd told us what parameters you have tried, then maybe we could have told you... > The specs are: Ultra 10 with 512 MB RAM a 9.1 GIG IDE HD and openboot > version: 3.19 Specs of the video cards seem relevant here. Please try if the instructions here can help you further: http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.sparc/ch05s03.html#sparc-boot-problems Alternatively, you could try an installation using serial console. Cheers, FJP  lspci info: 0000:01:02.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage I/II 215GT [Mach64 GT] (rev 9a)  http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/report-template
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