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Bug#162143: marked as done (install-doc: Add sparc floppy boot error message)

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From: Pieter-Paul Spiertz <pspiertz@sci.kun.nl>
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Subject: install-doc: Add sparc floppy boot error message
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Package: install-doc
Version: 3.0.23 (not installed)
Severity: minor
Tags: patch

My Sun Ultra 5 does not boot the Debian Woody sparc floppy images.
After an hour, I finally found an answer - NetBSD 1.6, SuSE 7.1 had the
same problems, nowhere a solution and I didn't understand why, until I
skimmed the debian-sparc mailinglist archives and understood that it was
a hardware problem.
I really think this is something for a FAQ.

My problem was that Google did not find the exact error message with the

So, here you go:

--- documentation/en/rescue-boot.sgml   2002-05-15 23:07:31.000000000 +0200
+++ documentation/en/rescue-boot.sgml.patched       2002-09-24 11:37:41.000000000 +0200
@@ -596,9 +596,10 @@
 <![ %sparc [
 Be warned that the newer Sun4u (ultra) architecture does not support
-floppy booting. Furthermore, a number of Sun4c models (such as the
-IPX) do not support the compressed images found on the disks, so also
-are not supported.
+floppy booting. A typical error message is "Bad magic number in disk
+label - Can't open disk label package".
+Furthermore, a number of Sun4c models (such as the IPX) do not support
+the compressed images found on the disks, so also are not supported.
 Several Sparcs (e.g. Ultra 10) have an OBP bug that prevents them from
 booting (instead of not supporting booting at all). The appropriate

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux socha 2.4.13-ac2 #1 Sat Oct 27 17:27:09 CEST 2001 i686
Locale: LANG=nl_NL@euro, LC_CTYPE=nl_NL@euro

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I'm closing these bugs because install-doc was the documentation for the
boot-floppies, which have reached end of life.

Current installation documentation is in the debian-installer-manual
package. If you think that your documentation issue is still not
adequately covered in the sarge installer manual, please reopen your bug
report and reassign it to debian-installer-manual.

see shy jo

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