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Bug#68016: tftp and floppy install broken on sun4m

On Tue Aug 01, 2000 at 06:25:30PM +0200, Christian Meder wrote:
> > wierd reason.  Is this repeatable?  If so, are you in a position to run some
> > tests?
> Yep and yes. It is repeatable. I get the error when booting via tftp (tried it 
> several times) _and_ when booting via floppies.
> I can run some tests but I guess I need to compile my own boot disk or 
> tftp image then (which shouldn't be a problem per se it just takes time 
> on a Sparc 20 ;-)

Excellent -- The first test I would like to see is the following -- can you
mount the boot floppies on a working system and make the following changes to
the rescue.bin image:

    1) change the file /etc/inittab to remove the "null" at the
	beginning of the line running rcS
    2) Change /etc/init.d/rcS so that the first line reads 
	#!/bin/sh -x

The umount the rescue image, and try again.  Changing things
the way will avoid all the pain of recompiling everything.


Erik B. Andersen   Web:    http://www.xmission.com/~andersen/ 
                   email:  andersee@debian.org
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