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Re: Sparc Woody install freezes after asking for second boot floppy

On Mon, 6 May 2002, Chris Peterson wrote:
>     Uncompressing image...
>     Booting Linux...
>     ...
>     floppy0: WARNING disk change called early
>     VFS: Insert root floppy disk to be loaded into RAM disk and press ENTER
> Now the problems begin. The rescue/boot floppy is automatically ejected. I
> insert the root filesystem disk and press ENTER, but nothing happens! The
> machine seems to be frozen or not responding to my keypresses. If I press
> CTRL+BREAK to break into the OpenBoot ok prompt, nothing happens. I have to
> power-cycle the machine.
> Does anyone know what the problem might be? What might cause the warning
> about "floppy0: WARNING disk change called early"? Is that important or
> harmless?

That's a problem with the boot-floppies themselves.

Which version of boot-floppies was this?
the ones from ftp.debian.org (or a mirror)?
If so, try the ones at http://auric.debian.org/~bcolins/disk-sparc/


PS Why not try a tftpboot? You have another machine and it's by far easier
for the sparc-architecture.

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