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Re: Help installing on and old SPARC 5

Actually I decided to use a CDROM because I couldn't get my x86 linux
box to be a tftp server for the sparc. rarpd crashed as soon as the
sparc tries to boot. And I don't have any other no-x86 box around that I
can use. What do you use for rarp?


On Tue, 07 Nov 2000 15:18:21 Ari Heitner wrote:
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> Magic thing about sparcs: you can TFTP boot them without a cdrom or
> floppy --
> you just need another running machine that will ARP/RARP. I use this
> to boot
> all sparcs for installation (been doing it for a while now).
> The initial instructions I followed to get it working (it's pretty
> straightforward) I found in Hugo van der Kooij's (hope i got that
> right)
> SPARCBook FAQ, on sunhelp.org.
> You can install everything *everything* via TFTP. It's beautiful. Yet
> to see a
> sparc with a dead NIC :)
> Ari

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