New boot disks work!
Yay! With the new boot disks I was finally able to install Debian on my
headless Netra. The installation was really smooth. The only flaw I
noticed was at the stage "Install OS Kernel and Modules." After picking
floppy as the installation type, I was prompted to insert the rescue disk
but the root disk which was in there before was not ejected. Happily I
had a portable peripheral ejection device (aka paperclip :-) handy and was
able to continue. All in all a very minor blemish on an extremely
user-friendly piece of work.
Here's a "gotcha" you might want to add to the installation docs. After
everything was finished and the system rebooted, solaris cam up again
instead of Linux even though I had selected "Boot from hard disk." This
is because the PROM was set to boot from partion 3. The problem was
easily solved by logging into solaris as root, doing a halt, and then at
the PROM prompt.
setenv boot-device disk1:h1
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