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Re: Boot floppies broken on SPARC?

On Wed, Jun 19, 2002 at 09:07:12PM -0400, Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 03:02:26AM +0200, Franz Georg K?hler wrote:
>> Sun Ultrasparc (E450), console is connected via ttya (9600 bps), this
>> machine does not have a graphics card.
>> Today, I tried to install Debian/woody but failed, the rescue disc boots
>> fine from floppy, but when the system is ready for the disc containg
>> root.bin, it is locked up (to be more accurate: the system doesn't
>> accept input via the terminal, nor does it output anything).
>> I thought about a terminal issue (maybe linux expects console not on
>> ttya?), see attached the firmware's environment and the bootlog.
>> Setting the kernel parameter console=ttya didn't solve the problem.
> Actually, sun4u doesn't really expect to be booted from floppy, so it is
> rather untested. Try using this small net-install ISO image, or use tftp
> boot:
> http://auric.debian.org/~bcollins/disks-sparc/current/netinst.iso

Works perfectly, thanks a lot!

P.S.: It's really amazing to see the debian installer via 9600 bps in
monchrome mode:-)

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