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writing boot floppies for sun4u from x86

>>>>> "edmundo" == edmundo  <edmundo@rano.demon.co.uk> writes:
edmundo> That error message is what you get if a disc has the wrong
edmundo> sort of partition table. The same problem plagued me for
edmundo> ages.

edmundo> If you partition a disc on a PC, you probably put an MSDOS
edmundo> partition table on it. But Sun's PROM only understands Sun
edmundo> partition tables.

Um, no, the documented way to write floppies out is with 'dd'. 
This is raw device access; there is no problem with partition tables.

I have attempted to burn boot-floppies for a SUN4u architecure using
x86 and had no luck, even when 'fdformat'ing from SunOS (5.6) and the
(on x86) using dd with bs=1024.  No luck.

So, um, is it a Sun4u problem?

Is there any way to write boot floppies for sparc at all from x86?

[Yes, I am able to tftp boot -- I'm concerned about the documentation, 
 so that's why I care.]

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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