How to begin?
Sorry for the ignorance here. I'm interested in installing Debian on a
SparcStation 1+, but I'm not sure how to begin. It doesn't have a floppy
drive, so I will need to boot over the network or from a CD. I am very
familiar with x86 linux, and SunOS 4.1.3 which the machine currently runs.
Where can I get instructions on net booting for a network Debian
Do I need to keep SunOS on the machine? I rather not, unless it means
decreased functionality. (I have heard that the SunOS drivers are needed
to execute SunOS programs.)
I have another question unrelated to net booting: when installing SunOS
from CD, it could only be installed from a Sun CDROM drive, a generic
CDROM drive would not be recognized by the kernel. Is this true for
Debian Linux too?
Thanks for your help!
University of Colorado