RE: Problem installing 3.0 on Ultra5...
Check that your monitor can support 1024 x 768.
I had the same issue with my Ultra 5 when plugged into a 15" LCD panel.
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From: Gordon Henderson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 11:47 AM
Subject: Problem installing 3.0 on Ultra5...
I initially was stumped with being unable to boot the CDs I bought from
the excellent people at Linuxemporium, but that's now resolved- type
'rescue' at the prompt. I can then install a basic system off the first
CD, it reboots OK, and starts...
It then gets to the first screen in the configuration section, and when I
hit return at the <OK> it hangs. It needs a power-cycle to get going
again. No keyboard Stop-A, no LEDs, nothing.
Before I hit return at that prompt, I can Alt-F2 and login as root and do
various stuff, but switch back to the main console and hit enter and it's
dead as a dead thing.
I've tried 2 different Ultra 5's now - one was a 360MHz with 512MB of 60ns
memory, the other a 333 MHz with 512MB of (ordinary I guess) memory.
Both have been running Solaris 7 for a year or 2 before today.
Been using Debian on Intel for many years, (and Sunos/Solaris for even
longer) but this is the forst time I've tried Linux on a Sparc.
Any clues appreciated.
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