Cannot install (floppy or net) on an Ultra 10
First attempt of Linux installation on a Sparc. Since I don't have a CD,
I tried floppy and net, but both failed.
Floppy : when I type "boot floppy", the floppy starts, but a few seconds
after, the console says "Bad magic number in disk label - Can't open disk
label package". The floppy was prepared on a PC/WinNT: DOS format with
and without a volume name (same result) then rawrite2 of resc1440 from
"hamm". format finds no errors on the media.
Net : the RARP server is an Alpha Digital/Unix box. It detects the
Apr 22 16:41:52 josephine /usr/sbin/rarpd: Received 64 bytes:
Apr 22 16:41:52 josephine /usr/sbin/rarpd: RARP Broadcast from
Apr 22 16:41:52 josephine /usr/sbin/rarpd: Received IP address
request for ->08:00:20:90:a4:82:
Apr 22 16:41:52 josephine /usr/sbin/rarpd: The IP address is ->
Apr 22 16:41:52 josephine /usr/sbin/rarpd: Sent out response
but on the Sparc's console, I see nothing (if there is no RARP server, I
see a "Timeout getting RARP request"), no revolving \. I have to "Stop A"
to get the console prompt again. No TFTP requests come in, according to
the Alpha's logs.
Does anyone know how to make the boot process more verbose? How can I
know if the Sparc received the reply?
Sparc Ultra 10 Creator
Boot says: Ultra 5/10 - Ultra Sparc II i
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