Re: Sparc installation
On Mon, 31 May 2004 23:55:53 -0300, Margarita Manterola wrote:
> Installation Steps
> It didn't ask for language just country "based on your language choice".
> It didn't ask for keyboard.
And with good reason. ISTR you can't boot a sparc headless without
unplugging both the monitor and keyboard. so probably the selector did the
right thing and detected that there was really no keyboard?
> DHCP worked fine.
For once in history... *rolleyes*
> No guided partitioning option at the beginning of the partitioning.
Were there two disks in the machine?
> No xfs or jfs filesystems.
Once we stabilize our bootloader, I will allow this to happen using an
initrd to load modules for these filesystems so we can pivot to an xfs
> And then it took a LONG time to get everything installed. But it worked.
Hah, yeah.. base-installer? Go and play a few games of ping-pong, then
watch a LOTR movie of your choice, and it's still not done..
> Base config prompted me for keyboard. But keymap families had no names
> (no qwerty), I chose blindly.
That I don't know about.
> So: SUCCESS!!! We have an OK for netboot+Sparc32.
What really needs work is sparc64 CD boots. That requires some really
experienced sparc hackers.