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Re: Help installing on and old SPARC 5

make sure the cd rom is scsi id 6
try STOP-A and at the ok prompt type
boot cdrom

graziano wrote:

> I'm trying to install debian on an old sparc 5. The HD is in need of at
> least reformatting, perhaps is to trash, and the machine doesn't have an
> internal floppy or CDROM. I burnt my own CD and hooked up an external
> CD-W (SCSI) and tried to boot from there.
> I get to the boot prompt. I tried the "s" option (for SCSI cdrom) and
> the kernel boot, but it cannot mount the root filesystem.
> I'm fairly experienced with x86 debian installation, but this is my
> first sparc. Any suggestion on what to do?
> thanks
> graziano
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