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Re: TFTPbooting potato?

On Tue, Mar 21, 2000 at 04:07:10PM -0700, Jason Marshall wrote:
> Hi all, first of all, let me apologize for asking this on the list when
> I'm quite sure that the answer can be foundin the archives...
> Unfortunately, the archives seem to be broken right now (the ones on
> lists.debian.org, anyway).  So, here I go anyway!
> I'm trying to tftp boot a sparc 2.  I've got the image in place, and it
> seems to download (tftp counter goes up to 2fbc00, TILO comes up, and then
> "Booting Linux...").  However, at that point it locks up and doesn't seem
> to be doing anything.  I've tried it a few times, and left it for over an
> hour once just in case it was busy unpacking something...
> Needless to say, I'd like any suggestions about what I'm doing wrong.  Is
> this installation method not supported for potato yet?  Is my machine
> buggered?  I need to be able to tftpboot the poor thing because the floppy
> drive doesn't work.

I've heard this from a few others (some people had luck, some didn't). The
potato boot floppies are still "work in progress", so we are mainly fixing
things now. I'm hoping that I can have a tftpboot-noultra.img in the next
set of boot floppies, which should be better suited for sun4c's.


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