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Bug#415768: [SPARC64] netboot fails => system frozen

On 3/22/07, Geert Stappers <stappers@stappers.nl> wrote:
Op 22-03-2007 om 00:48 schreef Erik van der Kolk:
> On 3/21/07, Geert Stappers <stappers@stappers.nl> wrote:
> >Op 21-03-2007 om 20:33 schreef Erik van der Kolk:
> >>
> >> Also tried "framebuffer=true", but doesn't help.
> >> The machine has only 1 videocard (it's the onboard one).
> >
> >Is removing the keyboard[1] and using a serial line option for you?
> I don't have a null-modem cable at the moment,
> but I think it's possible to get one by this weekend.

Just send your milage to this bugreport ( the Reply-To: is allready set)

> Guess it's possible to see some (error/warning) messages by using
> the serial line?

The idea is to not use a video card, so there wouldn't be a video mode
switch (which looks like a frozen system)

In other words: No, it is not about seeing extra messages on the S.L.

> Yours sincerely,
> Erik van der Kolk
> >[1] Keyboard removal "forces" the bootROM to switch to serial port.

Thank you for reading further.
Please reply below text. It is not only about logical order, it is also
about keeping http://bugs.debian.org/415768 readable.

Geert Stappers

Hi, I finally got myself a null-modem cable.
Booting without keyboard & mouse and using the serial console seems to work.
Now I see the install menu.
(But this still doesn't solve the problem when booting with keyboard/mouse)

But thnx! Now I can install Debian and compile my own kernel, etc.

Grtz Erik

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