Re: Problem in rescue disk for Sun Ultra 1
>>>>> "Orion" == Orion the Hunter <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Orion> First, thanks a lot for all the replies. Yes, I had read
Orion> somewhere that Ultra's cannot be booted from floppy, I just
Orion> can't remember exactly where.
Probably the Install Manual?
Orion> But the odd thing is, I have
Orion> already installed Debian/Linux in this same machine using
Orion> floppy disks with a set of images from the site
Orion> ftp.ecs.msu.edu, and it worked! It was pre-slink, though, and
Orion> I think the images were for testing. Unfortunately, I was
Orion> stupid enough to overwrite the disk a few weeks ago, and so had
Orion> to try the new images (without success). So I assume there is
Orion> a way since the hardware is exactly the same. Does anyone have
Orion> any idea how? Many thanks in advance.
Hmm. My model, an ultra5, I know actually lacks the ability to boot
from floppies in the firmware.
I guess there is a bug here in that for sun4u machines which support
it, floppy booting should work.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>