Of sparc installation by floppies
I've just installed woody on my Ultra1 - it is a headless machine and
thus I did the install over serial; here are a few comments that I
hope are useful (I considered submitting these to boot-floppies bugs -
but the list of unresolved bugs is several times the size of the
resolved list, with most years old).
1) The system reboot checklist is very x86 - I mean most sparcs don't
care if they have other media sitting in removable slots.
2) I hit 'the file just loaded does not appear to be executable'; when I
rebooted. The problem here is that I'd put the first partition to
start at cylinder 1; booting as disk0:c to use the whole disk partition
3) I saw some 'cannot create /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe: directory
nonexistent' messages during the install - but fortunatly I didn't need
When installing off network the paths in the progress boxes are too
large for the box.
On a serial terminal (minicom in konsole) I couldn't see any progress
I couldn't see a cursor or similar when selecting the locales I wanted
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