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

On 4/4/07, Geert Stappers <stappers@stappers.nl> wrote:
Op 04-04-2007 om 17:55 schreef Erik van der Kolk:
> On 3/22/07, Geert Stappers <stappers@stappers.nl> wrote:
> >
> >The idea is to not use a video card, so there wouldn't be a video mode
> >switch (which looks like a frozen system)
> 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.

Seems like an interesting challenge.

My gutt feeling says to play video drivers (enable or disable them during build)

That is based on my assumption that the frozen system is actual a system
that did switch video mode. ( it does sends a video signal to another
connector ( or the monitor can't cope with the signal on the single
video connector that the Sparc has ))

Does your Sparc have multiple video cards?

Geert Stappers

No, as I told in my story, the system only has 1 video card (the on-board one).
The system also has 512 MB of RAM and netboot of the "sarge" release just boots fine.

There is no known bug with Sun USB keyboards or something?
Anyway, I think it's a video problem somehow, but maybe I'm wrong.

Grtz Erik
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