Re: Sparc5 woody CDR boot woes
On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 09:48:11PM +0000, Taras Ciuriak wrote:
> William Law wrote:
> > I had similar troubles with my sparc5-110. I found that the first
> >CD would not boot properly. I ended up resorting to boot floppies, then
> >changing media to the CD for the rest of the installation.
> >Just a thought :)
> Thanks William. Unfortunately, my version of the machine is floppy-less.
> I don't suppose a bog-standard floppy would work? Well, I suppose
> not...I did see what looked like a floppy power connector when I had it
> open, but no data cable to connect it to.../Taras
Seeing as how you're a wiz with PC's ~:^) you might find the most
traction with the netbooting/installing method. Old Sun CDROM drives
were notoriously bad/finicky about handling CDRs. Mine would only read
CDRs that I didn't it to read. I replaced it with a modern SCSI cdrom
drive and have been happy ever since. See the archives for
netbooting/installing. The basic premise is setup one of your PCs as a
rarp/tftp server ....