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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.

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