Re: TFTPbooting potato?
> Machine type would be helpful. Also, trying each of the boot types (tftp,
> floppy) and reporting success and failures is also helpful. You can also
> try building your own kernel and testing that with the floppy images (just
> mount them and replace "linux" with your kernel image).
Hi Ben, unfortunately, the floppy drive in this machine is very dead. It
just makes a loud clacking sound, and the disk that was put into the drive
is damaged such that it won't work on any other machine afterward...
The machine is a SPARC 2, sun4c obviously, It's using openboot prom v2.9,
and the serial number is 3287983. Not sure if that's any benefit to
Jason Marshall, Unix Geek, Veritas GeoServices, Ltd., Calgary, AB, Canada.
From a Sun Microsystems bug report (#4102680):
"Workaround: don't pound on the mouse like a wild monkey."
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