Debian floppies in DIST/hamm/hamm/disks-sparc on ftp.debian.org
I'm having some problems using the bootdisks to install Linux on my
Sparc/IPX. I first attempted to set up the floppy set by using dd on a
BeOS system to squirt the files onto the disks. When I attempted to boot
the rescue disk, SILO loaded as normal, but when I tried to continue, the
kernel could not be found, and it reported a short-read error on block 50.
I figured that it was a problem caused by the flaky floppy drivers on
I downloaded the image files to the Sparc machine (it is currently running
a version of RedHad that I really don't like) and attempted to dd them onto
the floppies from there, but had the same problem.
Is there something I am misusing in dd? I usually use bs=18k to make the
copy go faster, but I've tried it with the default blocksize as well.
Otherwise I would suspect that the installatio disks (at least the rescue
one) on the site are corrupt.
Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong?
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