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Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 1:32 PM
Subject: installation of debian-sparc .iso on sparc10 failure
I run into much trouble doing the titled installation work.
I downloaded the three pieces of debian potato images binary-sparc-1 to 3 .iso from the web and burned the images on to CDs with Nero,
easy CD creator and adaptec CD.
The Adaptec and easy cd versions, when i did test cdrom on the ok prompt after stop-a, tested ok but when I say boot cdrom it
hangs (I don't see cdrom light blink).
The Nero version didn't even pass the test cdrom gives a signal=-1 failure.
I don't know if I need to do more for a classic sparc 10 than other pcs.
The link I used to download the debian images is:
I also tried to use the gentoo and zoot sparc downloads but it gives me bad magic number in disk label, can't open disk label package
I'm wondering should I use the part of the boot code inside the .iso sparc-1 disk and reimage it to a smaller .iso and boot the sparc10
first and then do the rest later?
Also, should I copy the .iso file exactly to CD or should I use copy image file to CD which gives me the folders and files visible on CD?
Pls let me know if I've done something wrong here, many many thanks!