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Re: Floppy on a Blade 100

On Monday 28 April 2003 15:41, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2003 at 02:08:07PM +0200, Michael Daum wrote:
> >  Everything is fine besides the floppy not being detected. 
> Even if you got it detected, it wouldn't work well. Will likely cause
> the machine to crash or lockup.
> Floppy has never been supported very well on ultrasparc-linux in general
> It's not a Debian issue.

Oh that's _very_ bad news! as I wanted to convert half a dozent Sun Blade 100
from Sun Solaris to Debian Linux. 

Wadding thru the debian-sparc archive I find lots of complains about the
Blades not booting from floppy. Actually that is not my problem. It is already
installed and up and running. It makes a nice desktop machine. Alas the 
floppy is not working... So even you said that ultralinux made a nice 
desktop for years for you. Didn't you miss a floppy too?

Bottom line: no floppy on ultralinux, no conversion :(


-- Michael Daum
-- Natural Language Systems (NatS)
-- University of Hamburg, Department for Informatics
-- http://nats-www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/~micha

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