RE: Booting Debian on my IPX - I'm close
Yes, it's a single 4.3G drive. There's a floppy too, but no other drives of
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> Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 10:33 AM
> To: Owen B. Mehegan; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: Booting Debian on my IPX - I'm close
> Is this the only drive you have on this system ?
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> > 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?
> > /Owen
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