net boot, no floppy, no cd, no lan
I have recently acquired a SparStation 20 pizza box with no floppy drive and
no cdrom drive. I want to install Debian on it, and I was wondering if
there is a way to net boot without being on a LAN with another TFTP server.
To add to the difficulties, the machine was originally configured as an NIS
slave, and now I cannot get it to boot the Solaris operating system. And
even if I could, I'm not sure I would be able to login anyway.
I have been able to get to the openboot prompt, and I can use the ethernet
card, so I am hoping there is a way that I can get rid of the Solaris OS and
replace it with Debian (I don't care about any information that is currently
on the machine).
I am a complete newbie, and I tried looking for the answer to my situation
through the install manual and various FAQs, but I've come up with nothing.
If I do have to make another machine a boot server, I have a machine running
Windows2000 that I could use. Looking through the install manuals, I have
only seen info for setting up a Linux or Unix machine as the boot server.
Thanks in advance and I apologize if this has been answered elsewhere...