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Sun Netra I5

Hi everyone! (how many are on here anyway?)

I'm a happy Debian user on the i386 platform.  Recently we inherited a
Sun Netra I5 server, and I'm unhappy with Solaris ... no development
tools means no fun. 

So, I decided to try debian-sparc.  The rescue disk boots fine, but I
can't get the system to load the "root" disk.  I suspect this is because
the I5 is a headless box, and uses a console off the serial port.  I'm
guessing that the kernel doesn't know that and is expecting a keystroke
on the keyboard instead.

Am I thinking right here? ... and if so, could someone help me out?  I
can't see an easy way of acquiring a Sparc kernel that is configured to
use a serial console instead.


Nathan Norman
MidcoNet - 410 South Phillips Avenue - Sioux Falls, SD  57104
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