Re: Sparc Woody install freezes after asking for second boot floppy
I tried Ben Collins' Sparc boot floppies. Unfortunately, they still freeze
on me after the rescue/boot disk asks for the second root disk. I then tried
installing NetBSD 1.5.2 from floppies and that worked without any problems.
This seems to imply that the freeze is a Debian installer bug, not a problem
with my null-modem serial connection or bad floppy disks.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas J. Zeeman" <email@example.com>
To: "Chris Peterson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2002 11:44 PM
Subject: 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
> > Now the problems begin. The rescue/boot floppy is automatically ejected.
> > insert the root filesystem disk and press ENTER, but nothing happens!
> > machine seems to be frozen or not responding to my keypresses. If I
> > CTRL+BREAK to break into the OpenBoot ok prompt, nothing happens. I have
> > 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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