Re: Boot procedure on old SPARCs
On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Guenter Millahn wrote:
> 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
So, you're a Ph.D. Just don't touch anything.