new bootdisks available for sparc/ultrasparc
I almost finished my work on bootdisks. I just uploaded a new set which
should fix the problem when booting on serial console and provide many new
o 3 set of rescue/drivers disks:
- 2.0.35 kernel for sun4[cdm] (resc1440.bin & drv1440.bin)
- 2.2.1 kernel for sun4[cdm] (resc1440-2.2.1.bin & drv1440-2.2.1.bin)
- 2.2.1 kernel for sun4u (resc1440-2.2.1-sun4u.bin & drv1440-2.2.1-sun4u.bin)
root.bin is the same for all sets.
o 2 TFTP images:
- tftpboot.img is for booting 2.0.35 kernel on sun4[cdm]
- tftpboot-2.2.1.img is for booting 2.2.1 kernel on sun4[cdm] *and* sun4u
(it is using TILO to autodetect the right kernel to load (both are
included in the image)).
Note that the base archive (base2_1.tgz) is bigger than the one from my
previous upload. It is because it now provides the locales package (10MB
WARNING: 2.2.1 kernels are provided for convenience but are not fully
-------- supported in slink release. Especially, boot messages from sysvinit
are not sent to serial console (if booting on a serial console). Anyways you
can get a login prompt on it (if you could go so far).
I tried these bootdisks on sparc2 (64MB memory, 424MB HD) using serial console
& SparcClassic (24MB memory, 200MB HD) using framebuffer, both RARP+TFTP and
floppy boot methods.
Reports of un-/successful installations will be highly appreciated (send your
reports to the debian-sparc mailing list).
PS: there is no more dedicated sparc release notes in this upload. I didn't
have time to fix it and it is a bit out of date now. The main
boot-floppies documentation should be authoritative. It is not fully
up-to-date for sparc actually, but I will review it and will help
Adam to fix it ASAP.
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