Re: worrying about sparc/alpha boot floppies
Steve Dunham wrote:
> Jules Bean <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On 29 Jan 1999, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm a little worried that we don't have up-to-date boot-floppies for
> > > Alpha and Sparc. Is there a plan to release these platforms a little
> > > later than the x86 (and m68k?) release date?
> > Eric Delaunay (sp?) is working on sparc boot-floppies.
> I believe he is working on a CDROM image too. Eric, are you still
> planning on making the CDROM boot on all sparc machines? I think the
> best plan would be:
> get the sparc64 kernel/module images from me
> build the sparc and sparc64 resc/drv images and CDROM image
> Verify that the CDROM works on "sparc" architectures
> Let me download the CDROM, burn it onto a CD/RW and verify on sparc64
Hmm, problem: I will be able to download your kernel/module images then build
the CDROM at home. I will even be able to try it on my old sparcs (sparc2 &
sparcclassic) but neither I will be able to try it on ultrasparcs (no one on
hand) nor I can upload the CD images (too big so far).
I will try to upload new bootdisks next week and fix the slink_cd package for
sparc. Then I hope you will download them to build the CDROM yourself.
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