Re: Debian 3.0 on Netra X1, installs but won't run
On Sat, Jun 14, 2003 at 04:11:14PM -0700, Marc Singer wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 15, 2003 at 04:05:03AM +1000, Jamie Lenehan wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 14, 2003 at 09:03:19AM -0700, Marc Singer wrote:
> > > > I just tftpbooted the images from
> > > >
> > > > http://auric.debian.org/~bcollins/disks-sparc/current/
> It didn't even get that far. The firmware downloaded the image and
> then said it was invalid.
Using the sun4u/tftpboot.img:
[nynaeve][ 1:42PM]/tftpboot%> ls -l
lrwx------ 1 root root 30 Apr 30 22:20 CBD91D9B -> debian-bcollins-2002-10-05.img
lrwx------ 1 root root 30 May 4 20:24 CBD91D9C -> debian-bcollins-2002-10-05.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 lenehan lenehan 4741476 Apr 30 22:18 debian-bcollins-2002-10-05.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4591072 May 19 2002 debian-woody-3.0.23-2002-05-21.img
[nynaeve][ 1:42PM]/tftpboot%> md5sum debian-bcollins-2002-10-05.img
> > Hmmm... That doesn't make sense. I thought 3 had to be the entire
> > disk? If you look at my partition table above 3 is the entire disk,
> > so 1, 2 and 4 actually overap with 3.
> Why would Linux care about partition three being the whole disk? I
> can imagine that Solaris might.
I have no idea, I just assumed that was the one true way ;)
A quick google seems to suggest that you are correct and it can go
I was just working on theory that you seemed to have troubles with
accessing the disk after booting, which suggests that maybe it's
something in the way it's setup.
> > 2.5.70 #3 Sun Jun 15 03:08:48 EST 2003 sparc64 GNU/Linux
> That could be part of the problem. I was running linux-2.4.20. The
> machine I had was a 500MHz model.
I was running 2.4.19 until a few minutes before sending that e-mail.
I cannot see any real reason why it wouldn't work though.
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