Bug#79004: SPARC/Potato] 'Wrong disk' message even though correct disk in drive
If you're using a 1.4MB floppy drive, then the dbootstrap program wants
to read the
drivers from the "drv14" driver series. Unfortunately, the floppy
images available for
download were created as "drv14-sun4cdm". You can work around this by
the "floppy_split.c" and "floppy_split.h" from
to create an executable. Now strip the headers off your original floppy
tail -c+513 driver-1.bin >fooey
tail -c+513 driver-2.bin >>fooey
... and use your new floppy_split program to create new headers:
./floppy_split fooey drv14 1440
You should now have two files named "drv14-1.bin" and "drv14-2.bin".
these to floppy and try again.
Note that this is only a workaround. The real fix is to have the
accept a platform-specific qualifier (e.g, the "-sun4cdm") in the floppy
This qualifier would have to come from a command-line argument specified
platform-specific "/etc/inittab". Or, if the goal is to maintain a
single root floppy for
all platforms, from the platform-specific kernel (e.g, via the "/proc"