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Re: creating a tftpboot kernel/compiling a kernel for ultra 5

Andreas Jaehnigen wrote:
> Your Sun can only boot from an A.OUT image- however, the kernel image is
> ELF binary format. (Also, this will be the format of every kernel you
> compile youself.) You may "check" this (in a rather sloppy way) by
> issuing a
> 	file <your kernel image>
> Result will be "ELF binary".
> Solution:
> You have to convert your image into A.OUT. For this, use the "elftoaout"
> utility from the netboot package:
> 	ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/slink/main/binary-sparc/net/netboot_0.8.1-1.1.deb

Hmm, there is no elftoaout in this release of netboot :(
Better try a look at sparc-utils under the misc section.
It also provides you tilo required to build tftpboot image for both sparc32 and
sparc64 at the same time.


 Eric Delaunay                 | "La guerre justifie l'existence des militaires.
 delaunay@lix.polytechnique.fr | En les supprimant." Henri Jeanson (1900-1970)

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