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The boot process isn't far enoug to get a console, so no way to do a eject or unmount.

2.4 kernel works great by the way.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Christian Mack" <mack_kn@gmx.de>
Newsgroups: linux.debian.bugs.dist,linux.debian.maint.boot
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 11:10 AM
Subject: Bug#301088:

Hi Robin

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.


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