Bug#49172: dalvarez: Re: ["Nigel R. Armfield" <N.R.Armfield@lmu.ac.uk>] Bug#49172: Boot problems
Thanks for all of your comments - I struggled on for a little longer
but couldn't seem to make it perform any differently however I
tried. I suspect that it's simply not going to work.
I managed to netboot it fine, mounted an NFS partition and did
the rest from there. That's fine while I'm at work and connected
to a fast network - at home I'd be in trouble!
While I'm here, may I ask if there is a tar archive of the
binary-sparc hierarchy (I can't spot one) (or whether someone
could kindly make me one ?). I don't like the idea of FTPing
each individual directory over.
Thanks again for your help.
On Mon, 8 Nov 1999, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 08, 1999 at 09:49:43PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > I'm not sure -- it almost seems like bad partitioning on the Rescue
> > disk? Or just the flakey floppy reading code on the BIOS?
> > Should I just close this bug? Any other thoughts?
> Eric Delunay said that sun4c's seem to have a problem with booting the
> compressed images, presumably because of the slow hardware (uncompressing
> on the fly while reading the floppy is very IO intensive).
> I don't think this is something we can solve, other than by doing what we
> already are. The only solution I know of is a CD or net install.