RE: Booting Debian on my IPX - I'm close
Is this the only drive you have on this system ?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Owen B. Mehegan [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 10:30 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Booting Debian on my IPX - I'm close
> I finally got Debian installed on my IPX, with SILO included so I
> don't have
> to use a boot floppy. Here are two issues that (I think) are the
> only things
> keeping me from getting the system to boot Debian.
> 1. When I start up and get to the Openboot prompt, I type "b" to boot, and
> get the error "SCSI device 3,0 is not responding. Can't open boot device."
> This is because the SCSI ID of my hard drive is 1. If I go to new command
> mode and do "boot /sbus/esp/sd@1,0" SILO starts to load, but...
> 2. The next thing I see is "SILO," followed by the following errors:
> "Buggy old PROMs don't allow reading past 1GB from start of the disk. Send
> complaints to SMCC
> Read error on block 786436 (tried 4096, got -1)
> Cannot find /etc/silo.conf (Unknown ext2 error)
> Couldn't load /etc/silo.conf
> No config file loaded, you can boot just from this command line
> Type [prompath;]part/path_to_image [parameters] on the prompt
> E.g. /iommu/sbus/espdma/esp/sd@3,0;4/vmlinux root=/dev/sda4
> or 2/vmlinux.live (to load vmlinux.live from 2nd partition of boot disk)"
> Whaaaaa? Most of this stuff doesn't make much sense to me, probably due to
> my complete lack of experience with Sun hardware. For reference, my boot
> drive has four partitions. 1 is /boot, 2 is swap, 3 is "whole disk," and 4
> is / (root). I've tried a few different commands to get the
> system to boot,
> without luck so far. What did I do wrong?
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