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SPARCstation 5 CD-ROM install problem...

I'm attempting to install Debian 2.2r5 on a small cache of SPARCstation 5s
I salvaged from work (I work as a Solaris/Linux sysadmin).  I am able to 
boot off the binary-sparc-1 CD-ROM, and can get the system to start churning
through the kernel on boot, but I always get a panic mounting the root 
filesystem.  I can STOP-A the machine at this point, but it instantly stops
responding to input on the console, and requires a power-cycle to bring it
back to a functional OBP.

I get the same error on both 110MHz and 170MHz boxes, so I don't think this
is the issue with the oddball Fujitsu chip in the 170MHz version.

I don't have a floppy drive, and would like to avoid the hassle of setting
up a TFTP server to netboot the bastards if at all possible.

Here's some of the relevant bits out of the booting information:

boot cdrom-ext
Boot device: /iommu/sbus/espdma@5,8400000/esp@5,8800000/sd@5,0:d  File and

                  Welcome to Debian GNU/Linux 2.2!

[ ...deletia...]

[ S - SCSI ]  [ I - IDE ]  [ O - OTHER ] -- This CD uses Linux 2.2.15
boot: PROMLIB: obio_ranges 1
Booting Linux...
PROMLIB: Sun Boot Prom Version 3 Revision 2
Linux version 2.2.19 (root@auric) (gcc version 2.95.2 20000220 (Debian
GNU/Linux)) #1 Mon Apr 2 13:29:46 EDT 2001
TYPE: SPARCstation 5
Ethernet address: 8:0:20:81:bb:b1
Boot time fixup v1.6. 4/Mar/98 Jakub Jelinek (jj@ultra.linux.cz). 
Patching kernel for srmmu[Fujitsu TurboSparc]/iommu [0]: 
v[f0000000,f7f9d000](7f9d000) p[00000000]
SRMMU: Compact physical memory. Using strightforward VA<->PA translations.
Found CPU 0 <node=ffd461f0,mid=0>
Found 1 CPU prom device tree node(s).
Power off control detected.
Calibrating delay loop... 169.57 BogoMIPS
Memory: 127260k available (1336k kernel code, 1916k data, 164k init) 


Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
md driver 0.36.6 MAX_MD_DEV=4, MAX_REAL=8
esp0: IRQ 36 SCSI ID 7 Clk 40MHz CCF=8 TOut 167 NCR53C9XF(espfast)
ESP: Total of 1 ESP hosts found, 1 actually in use.
scsi0 : Sparc ESP100A-FAST
scsi : 1 host.
  Vendor: IBM       Model: DORS32160SUN2.1G  Rev: WA7A
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 3, lun 0
  Vendor: NEC       Model: CD-ROM DRIVE:502  Rev: 2.3 
  Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 5, lun 0
  Vendor: TOSHIBA   Model: XM-5401TASUN4XCD  Rev: 1036
  Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi CD-ROM sr1 at scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
scsi : detected 2 SCSI cdroms 1 SCSI disk total.
esp0: target 5 asyn

At this point, the system panics, and I'm left at an unusable state.


Don Werve <donw@agentsix.net>
Unix System Administrator
Plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens.

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