I plan to install Debian on a sparc 5 currently running Redhat 5.2.
Since I have no floppy or CD-drive I would like to keep the machine
bootable at all times, and I would like to install it in the following
1) Extract base2_1 on an empty ext2 partition (/dev/sda2)
2) Make redhat-silo boot the base2_1 partition
3) Install the rest of debian using for example ftp.
This seems easier than using a tftp/bootpd-server.
My Questions are: Is this a proper/acceptable way of installing the base
system? What kernel should I use (there is none in base2_1?)? Will the
redhat 2.0.35 kernel do (or is it likely to work) for the first boot?
sincerely Gunnar Thorburn