Trying to install debian on a sparcstation 2 . I downloaded
files by binary ftp from ftp.uk.debian.org
(that is a Unix ftp command and the ftp bin command)
and checked that they were the same size as the originals.
I got files from
is this the right location?
First tried floppy. Got .../images-1.44/rescue.bin ,
and used rawrite to put it onto a disk. then tried
The error message says
cant read disk label
and then something like:
cant use sun disk program (this was some time ago)
Tried: different disk, different drive, writing disk with
dd instead of rawrite: same error.
Tried to boot netbsd by same method, that worked.
So then I tried to install debian by using tftp. After downloading
from the same directory and putting it onto the tftpd server
on the sparc. This shows a rapidly increasing series of hex
numbers (I assume this is while the sparc is loading the
boot file), then
then it jams apparently for ever.
I cannot find anything relevant in TFM. Please any advice?
Thank you, Mark.