Boot procedure on old SPARCs
I have some old diskless SPARCstations of 4c and 4m series (SLC, LC, LX).
I want to re-animate them as Desktopsthem using Debian.
The Boot/Rootserver is a Sun E450 running Solaris8. I want to set up
a DHCP server for easier maintainance of my computers.
And here are my questions:
1. Can anybody send me a pointer to document/URL where is explained
the Old SPARCstation diskless boot sequence in detail (explanations
here are also welcome ;-)
2. Is it enough to install the Solaris8 DHCP Server Software on the E450
or do I need any of rarpd and tftpd?
3. Are the Bootproms of the old SPARCs able to generate bootp requests
and to process bootp replies or is RARP/TFTP the only way to map MAC
to IP address for these machines and boot 'em up?
Thanks a lot for your time
Dipl.-Ing. Guenter Millahn Brandenburg University of Technology
Systems, Network & DB Admin CS Dept / DB & IS Research Group
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