Just to let you know a couple snags I came across installing Debian on a
SparcStation 10. At the end of the initial install when it tries to
install SILO (1.2.5), it failed on both the harddrive attempt, and the
floppy attempt. I'm guessing because it found /target/boot instead of
I solved this by booting again off the installation floppies, logged into
a terminal and ran "silo".
I'll settle with booting off a floppy, I only have one partition on the
3.5G drive, and even after giving the /boot/$kernel and the /vmlinuz
symlink to it a low inode number, it still won't boot off the disk.
My second issue is using the mirrors. A few years ago I had problems
using all of the Canadian mirrors. Again tonight, I couldn't pull down the
packages and release files from any Canadian mirror, using
ftp.us.debian.org instead. I recommend some monitoring software capable of
transactions on all debian mirrors to ensure a baseline of stability.
Now on to the applications. majordomo doesn't seem to be available in
apt(to replace this mailing list, I don't want http as a requirement for a
mailing list (mailman)). php is broken. It simply doesn't work after
apt-get php4 (mm error). And I have to convert my firewall/nat rules from
ipf to iptables. This transition isn't as simple as I hoped.
The complacency of the populace is mind-boggling. It proves, once again,
that humans are the same, across time and space, and they are as malleable
as ever. <dmitri(at)users.sourceforge.net>
 "Fatal error: Cannot open second stage loader /boot/second.b"
This may be because it's actually /target/boot/second.b at the time.