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Bug#673649: A few sparc installs with Wheezy Alpha installer

Package: installation-reports
Severity: normal


I ran a few installs using Wheezy Alpha on my machines (SunBlade 2000 
and Sun T1000 server) over the last couple of days and it went mostly 
smoothly, see details below.

1. Machine: SunBlade 2000
   Medium: netboot
   Console: serial
   Partitioning: guided, separate /home
   Result: ok

2. Machine: SunBlade 2000
   Medium: netinst CD
   Console: serial
   Partitioning: guided, with LVM, separate /home
   Result: ok

3. Machine: SunBlade 2000
   Medium: netinst CD
   Console: keyboard/screen
   Partitioning: guided, with LVM, separate partitions for /home, 
   /var, /tmp, etc
   Result: ok 

4. Machine: Sun T1000 server
   Medium: netboot (no other booting methods available)
   Console: via ethernet management port
   Partitioning: guided, with encrypted LVM, separate /home
   Result: ok
   Notes: one minor quirk is that during network hardware detection 
   installer claims that required firmware is missing, and asks 
   whether user wants to load tigon/tg3_tso.bin from removable medium. 
   This server does not have any USB ports, so it would be rather 
   tricky to deliver the firmware. Luckily, I found that if I just 
   skip loading the firmware, the network works fine and install 
   completes successfully.

Best regards,
Jurij Smakov                                           jurij@wooyd.org
Key: http://www.wooyd.org/pgpkey/                      KeyID: C99E03CC

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