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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
 > Guenter

So, you're a Ph.D. Just don't touch anything.

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