Re: Sparc Install Failure
Using the rescue floppy and
linux root=/dev/sda4 did allow me to complete installation.
However silo is still failing to write the boot block.
Booting from the hardisk SILO appears okay but then
an error occurs saying
/vmlinuz could not be found.
Steve Traylen, Systems Engineer
On Fri, 17 Aug 2001, Wes Byne wrote:
> I'm guessing that the rest of the problem is that you can't continue the install without being able to reboot?
> I had the same problem a couple of weeks ago, and I used the rescue floppy to reboot the system, at which point the remainder of the install took over.
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2001 at 09:13:14PM +0100, Steve Traylen wrote:
> > Im trying to install potato on a Sparc Ultra 1 using the rescue and root
> > floppies and then download the base over http.
> > It all goes well untill the writing of the boot floppy fails as does making
> > the hard disk bootable. The latter fails silentley.
> > Obviously the disk and floppy have been detected during the install since
> > partition and loading 'root.bin' are successfull.
> > Also selecting to eject the floopy from the Debian install menus fails
> > as well.
> > Looks like its forgotton about its devices at some point during the install.
> > Any ideas anyone.
> > Steve
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