Re: Problem in rescue disk for Sun Ultra 1
Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com> writes:
> >>>>> "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.
According to Jakub, none of Sun's Ultras will boot from floppy. (The
AXi machines should be able to boot from floppy, however.)
That said, when I last checked, the Ultra floppies were being
incorrectly made by the boot-floppies script. (If run in a sparc32
machine, if it is run on a sparc64 machine, then the sparc32 floppies
will be broken.) The solution is to add the "-U" flag to silo when
making the 32-bit floppies and the "-u" flag when making the 64-bit
The floppies that were at my site were correctly made, but I never
corrected Eric because I didn't any sun4u machines could boot from