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Re: installation difficulties

* Daniel Freedman <freedman@ccmr.cornell.edu> [001016 16:00]:
> Boot device:/iommu/sbus/espdma@5,8400000/esp@5,8800000/sd@1,0 File and
> args:
> SILO Buggy old PROMs don't allow reading past 1GB from start of the disk.
> Send complains to SMCC
> Anyway, although I feel quite comfortable in general installing,
> administering, and using linux-x86 (Debian, etc.), I'm really new to the
> Sun architecture and feel at a loss as to how to make this work.

Veryh simple solution... make a /boot partition at the head of the disk
and within the first 1GB of it.  It's a known hardware limitation of
the sparc32 proms... sparc64 machines do not have this problem.

Make that change, and all should work fine (well, in regards to this
problem, at least). :)

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