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Re: Sparc 10 install from CDROM

I was in the same boat and discovered a very surprising fix on my Sun4m
configuration, I do not guarantee it will work for Sparc10 systems:
At the OK prompt I tried "boot cdrom" 20-30 times with all three install disks
and got similar results to you. What finally worked made little sense, but it
worked. I changed the default boot command to "cdrom", and simply typed "boot". I
know, I know, this is "the same thing", but it worked the first time with the
cdrom as the default device. All I had to do was choose "s" for scsi when the
prompt came and I got the install screen instead of init errors. Of course, I did
have to take the cd out and reset the default to disk on reboot. I have a second
600LM and it reacted exactly the same way...

Good luck.

Terry Dabbs

"Sharpe, Richard" wrote:

> "Tenemos que tener fe"
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Collins [mailto:bcollins@debian.org]
> Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 8:35 AM
> To: Sharpe, Richard
> Cc: debian-sparc@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Sparc 10 install from CDROM
> On Mon, Sep 09, 2002 at 08:14:39AM -0400, Sharpe, Richard wrote:
> >  Ben
> >
> >       No magic, no mirrors, just asking as I know Sparc 10's and 20's
> > sometimes have trouble booting non-SUN OS's, I thiought there was
> something
> > simple I was not doing, I will find it, sorry to disturb your busy day.
> I've never seen one that has trouble with non-SUN OS's. Never heard of
> such a thing.
> I suspect you just need to read the documents from the install images.
> Quite simply, you need to do "boot cdrom".
> As I said before, if you explained specifically what you have done, the
> end result, and the result you expected, then you might get some help.
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