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Re: TFTP booting on SPARCstation IPX

"James Ascroft-Leigh" <JamesAsc@bigfoot.com> writes:

> I am not sure if this is the correct email address but I am having a problem
> booting into Debian on my SPARCstation IPX. 

I'm cross-posting this to debian-sparc list for comment.

> Actually I have two IPXs with
> 48Mb RAM and 16Mb RAM, ROM Rev 2.4 and ROM Rev. 2.3 respectively.
> They both act in exactly the same manner when I boot them from my other Sun
> computer, a SPARCstation IPX using the command 'boot net'.  They will
> successfully download the boot image and begin to execute it but they appear
> to freeze on when they try to load Linux.  The screen says:
> OK boot net
> Boot device: /sbus/le@0,c00000   File and args:
> 1e460
> Booting Linux...
> I have left them here for many minutes and they do not progress beyond this
> point.  Pressing Stop+A has no effect.
> I am using the potato image for the sun4cdm named tftpboot.img.  This file
> worked fine on the SPARCstation 5 and also the two IPXs booted fine using
> the RedHat tftpboot images and the slink image (I would prefer to use the
> potato image because slink did not seem to give me the option to install
> over HTTP or FTP directly from ftp.uk.debian.org).
> Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,
> James Ascroft-Leigh
> mailto:JamesAsc@bigfoot.com
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