Re: New Woody 2.3.2 boot images for sparc, need testing...
I have an Ultra1 and I installed Debian using the boot floppies. Typing in
"boot floopy" at the ok prompt seemed to work just fine.
On Sat, 12 May 2001 14:58:49 Ben Collins wrote:
> On Sat, May 12, 2001 at 04:40:51PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > Ben Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > These are based on the latest CVS of boot-floppies. The major change
> > > that the sun4u images are built from the 2.4.4 kernel images. The
> > > part about this is that this means that should support Blade 100/1000
> > > (don't hold me to this, I can't test them) since they are synced with
> > > vger CVS as of today. The sparc32 images are still based on 2.2.19.
> > Oy. Is it really worth it to jump to 2.4.x just for blade?
> > Is the 2.4.4 kernel in testing at all? If not, could it be uploaded
> > with urgency HIGH to get it into testing?
> Absolutely. It was worth upgrading auric to 2.4.x because of the
> stability issues. No, neither the 2.2.19 images, nor the 2.4.4 images
> are in testing. The 2.2.19 image needs one bug fix. The 2.4.4 images
> were 9 days old, now they are 1 day old again...so time is the only
> issue. I'll get new 2.2.19 images uploaded tonight.
> > > You'll notice that the sun4u rescue image is 2880k. I know that
> > > don't have 2880k floppies, but then again, most ultrasparc's that I
> > > used can't boot from floppy anyway. You'll need to netboot with the
> > > provided tftp image, unless you know how to create a bootable CD with
> > > the provided files (isn't too hard).
> > So you're completely dropping 1440k floppies?
> Read that, dropping 1440k floppy support for sun4u (not sparc32 like
> sun4c, sun4m, sun4d). It's not like the support was used much anyway.
> The 2.4.4 sun4u images wont fit on a 1440k image, so I have no choice.
> > BTW, my only woody box is a SPARC, so I've been doing the
> > boot-floppies source/binary builds on that.
> Yeah. That's why I'm just worrying about sun4u, since I can test those.
> Let me know if there are any oddities with sparc32 boot.
> / Ben Collins -- ...on that fantastic voyage... -- Debian GNU/Linux
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