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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.  

Bill Beesley
Director, Commercial Network Operations
Cox Communications

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Gordon Henderson [mailto:gordon@drogon.net] 
Sent:	Tuesday, January 14, 2003 11:47 AM
To:	debian-sparc@lists.debian.org
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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