First let me say: I don't know anything about sparc specific issues.
So my help is limited to "normal" hints.
Robin Harmsen wrote:
>> - is there any way to manually eject the floppy
> the only way a sparcstation5 can eject is by executing a command
> it hasn't got a button on the exterior.
> I tryed it throug boor prom this is done by doing:
While installing can you switch consoles?
If yes, is there an "eject" command?
> pressing L1-A (Stop + A) to enter the boot prom
> then typing eject so the floppy is ejected
> then replacing the floppy
> then typing go to return to linux
> but the I a error loop that the buffer I/O of fd0 is broken or something...
> this has nothing to do with the installer.
Perhaps you have to manually unmount /dev/fd0 befor ejecting like this?
(This has to be tried/done on 2-nd console too.)
> - if there is, does pressing <enter> after inserting the root floppy do
> anything or is it the same as for 2.4
> when pressing <enter> without changing diskette I get the same as with 2.4
> but I noticed that by pressing <enter> sereral times does something...
> this was without replacing the floppy
> I will test this on 2.4 also, maby I will be able to get some more
> booting done,
> I will report my findings in the other bug thread..
Sorry, can't help you there.