Re: Base ISO for sparc potato available
On Mon, 13 Mar 2000, Ben Collins wrote:
> I have a preliminary ISO for sparc installs available. This ISO only
> contains the disk sets and should be bootable on any of the supported
> systems (sun4c, sun4d, sun4m, sun4u). I'm toying around with how to do
> this best. This CD actually boots the isofs as the live filesystem, so
> the CD is actually mounted as /
> Let me know if this works for you. It uses the same sparc images as in the
> archive right now (2.2.8-2000-03-09). It's about 55megs. Note, this will
> install the base system, you will have to use other methods (like apt or
> dselect) to install anything extra.
Well, I've tried this ISO on my IPX and my SLC and got the same results from
both. The welcome screen comes up telling me I should say whether I have an
IDE CDROM or SCSI. I suppose that's not silly if the Ultras are supported
by this disk... But, when I pick 's' it comes up with:
cannot find /boot/sun4cdm/linux
Heck, it says this when I try 'i' or 'linux'. And I can't
select the 'scsi' option SILO lists because it takes the first 's'
and tries that image.
'o' produces: 'FIXME: need info on device naming'
Both of these machines are sun4c, and I don't have another arch I can try
currently... but it seems more fundamental than that.