Re: Install Woes :(
Udjat the BitMeister... wrote:
> (Second post cause I dont think the first on made it through SORRY!)
> I am trying to install debian-sparc. But I have the following issues:
> Net booting work untill the point it says:
> --- begin
> Root-NFS: Got RARP anwser from 10.0.0.1 my address 10.0.0.9
> Root-NFS: Got file handle for /tftpboot/10.0.0.9 via RPC
> VFS: Mounted root (nfs filesystem)
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 36k code, 4k data
> --- end
> Then it just hangs, the network is transfering lots data but nothing is
> happening. I have let it sit for over an hour. I need help setting of nfs
> Setup: Sparc 1+ serial console [no monitor]
> Please help!
It seems to be a problem with devices. Did you use GNU tar to extract
root.tgz? (eg. SUN tar doesn't handle devices so they are extracted as plain
files :-( ).
Also, /dev/nfs is missing on the debian-sparc-root, so you should add
mknod b 0 1 /tftpboot/debian-sparc-root/dev/nfs
Moreover, fdisk is missing so you have to:
.download it from ftp://lix.polytechnique.fr/pub/Linux/debian/sparc/bo/disks-sparc,
.get it from debian package:
dpkg --extract util-linux*.deb top
ar p util-linux*.deb data.tar.gz | tar xvzf - sbin/fdisk
.or get it from RedHat.
Put it under /tftpboot/debian-sparc/root/sbin.
Last but not least, someone discovered that dselect looks for a binary-i386
directory, not binary-sparc. It's a bug that will be fix in next release of
boot disks. In the meantime, you have to proceed using dpkg.
Hope this helps.
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