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Re: New boot disks work!

Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> 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. 

Yes, I know of this problem.  To automatically eject the rootdisk, I need to
detect if the system is booted off floppy disk or not.  Is there a way to do
this ?

> 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
> nvramrc

Ok I will document it into the next release.


 Eric Delaunay                 | "La guerre justifie l'existence des militaires.
 delaunay@lix.polytechnique.fr | En les supprimant." Henri Jeanson (1900-1970)

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