Re: Boot procedure on old SPARCs
On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Guenter Millahn wrote:
[sorry for the previous one]
> 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 ;-)
there used to be one at http://geog.ubc.ca/s_linux.html. hm it
apparently points to ultralinux.org now, and you find what you need at
http://www.ultralinux.org/faq.html, section `booting'. i did use an lx
following this info.
> 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?
iirc (and i may as well not as it was several years ago..) using lx
rarp was the way to go.
So, you're a Ph.D. Just don't touch anything.