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Bug#118669: boot-floppies: potato/woody/sid install fail to start on SparcStation2/10

Warren Turkal <wturkal@cbu.edu> writes:

> > > On the 2, it gets to SILO.  When you press enter to start the
> > > install, it proceeds to uncompress the kernel. It then fails with
> > > something like IDPROM: failed reading format. The 10 claims that it
> > > cannot find a sun boot label or something like that and does not
> > > even get to SILO.  I tried this on two different sparc2's and one
> > > sparc10. One Sparc2 had 32 mb RAM, and the other has 64 mb RAM. I
> > > don't know about the sparc10.
> >
> > Which image were you using?  I believe you're supposed to use the
> > sun4cdm images, but the documentation should make that clear.

> I used sun4cdm images. Both woody and potato disks failed.

Interestingly, I confirmed that other people with ss10 are able to use
the boot-system sucessfully.

Can anyone here on the debian-sparc list offer help to this user, and
what, if anything, we can do in the boot-floppies sources to fix this
problem (or at least document it) ?

If you need more info, see bug 118669.

...Adam Di Carlo..<adam@onshore-devel.com>...<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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