Re: CDROM booting issues for Linux on Sparc
> What is the issue that makes booting Linux from a CDROM on Sparc
> so complicated?
IMHO, is not hard at all. As easy as making CD's for intel.
I've only had one problem with Sun Blade 100's, but Thorsten Kukuk
(from SuSE) helped me out on this one.
> What will it take to make a CDROM that can boot Linux on Sparc
> without modifying mkisofs? Or can someone show that this is
> not the case?
mkiso+silo patch works quite fine. I don't see why we should dump it
out. Actually, its a shame that the cdrecord guys don't want to include
> I want to get this long problem resolved once and for all, but
> with so many people holding back on information, it has been so
> far hard to do. Does anyone here have information that they are
> willing to share on the matter?
Could you be a little more specific about the "holding back on
If haven't tried Debian on sparc in a while, but if you guys are having
troubles with booting on some boxes, I would like to help in as mutch as
I can (which is not mutch :P ).
 I'm the mantainer of Splack (A Slackware port for sparc)
 I haven't tested it on a lot of machines, a. Because the
distribution is not very popular, and b. I don't have a lot of sun
hardware (specially big and new hw). If Debian users could please test
the splack ISO image on there boxes, I will apreciate it a lot.
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