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Re: Completely network install


I'm afraid I'm not going to give you the answer but instead tell you
where you can find out all the relevant info..

Firstly check out: 
and then 

Most of these people seem to use Debian on their multias....

Then there is a very useful list for Multia owners...

Anyway, you'll need to set up your x86 box as a bootp server, and then
you can boot over the network with relative ease...
If you have a SCSI disk for your multia, then you will be able to 
boot from SRM straight into it. Unfortunately I have only an IDE disk
and you cannot bootstrap that from SRM (unless someone tells me otherwise)
and am having difficulty getting the ARC console to see the disk at all!

Let me know how you get on

On Sun, Mar 05, 2000 at 04:40:32PM -0600, Jeremiah Morgan wrote:
> I'm wanting to install Debian on a Multia, and I have neither a floppy
> nor a CD-ROM drive. I've been planning to do a network install from my
> Intel/Mandrake box, and I've noticed that it is possible to boot over a
> network with SRM. My question:
>   Is it possible to boot the installation over network?
> If it is possible, how, i.e., what do I use? Do I have it boot the
> kernel from boot/noname/linux on the CD's? Am I on a wild goose hunt? .
> . . 
> What's my other alternative? Borrow a SCSI controller for my x86 box,
> format the Multia's hard drive as ext2, and cp the stuff from the
> boot/noname directory on the installation CD? 
> Another Q: I tried the above method using the backplane (internal SCSI
> only) from the Multia in a PCI slot on my x86 box, but it would not even
> start up, not even the bios garbage. Is it because of some 64-bitness in
> the backplane? Just curious on this one.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jer
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