Re: Installation on SPARCSTATION 20
Mine does the same thing -
At that point I use:
/dev/sr0 (that's a zero at the end)
And it takes right off.
Tom Deprez wrote:
> I found a way to solve the problem. If I do not use a seperate partition for
> /boot then it works...
> Why is that?
> But, now I'm facing another problem :-(.
> During the first part of installation my cd-rom was recognised. Now the
> installation keeps me
> asking for the path.... (which path anyway? eg /dev/cdrom?)
> When I try to mount, I get the message:
> /dev/cdrom is not a block device.
> What am I doing wrong? The cdrom was recognised during the first
> installation fase....
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Deprez" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, May 27, 2002 12:08 PM
> Subject: Installation on SPARCSTATION 20
> > Hi all,
> > First : I'm new to Debian, I'm new to Sparcs, so I'm really a newbie on
> > of these!
> > (I received the sparc, because otherwise they throw it away and I wanted
> > try Debian out,
> > since most people tell me it's the best linux os for a server)
> > I've followed the installation instructions and all went ok, until the
> > 1. Creating the rescue floppy didn't work :-( It failed every time I tried
> > 2. When I try to boot with 'boot disk', I get the following message:
> > cannot find /vmlinuz (unknown ext2 error)
> > I'm a little bit stuck here, since nothing is familiar for me. I've looked
> > with google for
> > answers, but most of them were a little bit cryptic, so I'm not wiser at
> > moment.
> > I know about the sun disk label 's' and I think I did it right, but I'm
> > sure. I did the following:
> > when creating partitions I did the following: I entered 's' and then just
> > entered (thus letting Sun
> > find itself). This resulted in 3 partitions, it removed all the previous
> > partitions, is this normal?
> > I deleted the first 2 (and left the 3rd alone, since I read that it was a
> > special partition, needed to be on id 3).
> > Then I created the following partitions:
> > sb1 50 MB /
> > sb2 16 MB /boot
> > sb3 the special partition
> > sb4 128 MB swap
> > sb5 100 MB /home
> > sb6 rest of the 2.1 GB /usr
> > sba1 4.1 GB /var
> > sba2 special partition
> > This is mainly a server for the intranet, I hope my partitioning is ok. If
> > not, please give some
> > advice. Highly appreciated!
> > Now, my questions:
> > What did I do wrong?
> > Why couldn't I create the rescue floppy? Is there a way to still create
> > How can I proceed with the installation?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Tom.
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