Re: multi sparc bootable CDROM
Eric Delaunay <email@example.com> writes:
> Well, I thought about this and found more problems I didn't solve yet:
> debian-sparc32 is based on 2.0.35 kernel (at least for installation) but
> debian-ultra is 2.2 based. At least modules & serial console device are
> Therefore I need a specific install program to locate the right drivers' disk
> imagen on the cdrom, and maybe more...
> I'm willing to work on sparc32 bootdisks & cdrom first then I will spend the
> rest of my spare time (if any) to combine both world.
> BTW, have you tried to build bootdisks dedicated to the ultra port based on
> the boot-floppies package ? Working bootdisks could be a start for me to see
> the differences.
I've managed to build a kernel package from the 2.2.0-pre5 source
using kpkg (with some minor tweaks). And you can grab the
kpkg-make did't really like the "-pre?" kernels very well. It kept
putting the modules in the wrong place.
I'm going to make a new package with the 2.2.0 source plus David
Miller's patch (to make it compile on the sparc) and another David
Miller patch to fix a semop() problem that breaks postgresql and
fakeroot. I'll let you know when they are ready. (kpkg-make should
make a full set of packages this time.)
I still haven't been able to get a bootable floppy made yet. (I have
successfully created bootable CD's for the sparc in the past, but no
When I try the floppy in an Ultra1, I get:
instead of the usual SILO prompt. (I did use the boot-floppies
package to make the floppies.) Dunno why.
Same thing happens when I try to build an UltraPenguin floppy by hand.
I will look into the problem further. Either way, the generated
floppy images can be used to do tftpboot and cdrom installs.