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Re: No floppy drive in Debian-Sparc ???

> > someone mentioned that installing Debian on a Sparc leaves the
floppy drive
> > unusable. I know this is true in OpenBSD-sparc, is this true of
> > Debian-sparc and in general of linux on sparcs? I am using a SunBlade 100
> See [1]. Booting from floppies on the Ultra architecture is known to
> because of a bug in the OpenBoot prom. However, I have no trouble reading,
> writing and mounting /dev/fd0 on an Ultra 10 running Linux.
>  [1] http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/sparc/ch-rescue-boot.en.html#s-boo
> t-from-floppies

Quote from the install instructions that url is referring to:
"Furthermore, a number of Sun4c models (such as the IPX) do not support the compressed 
images found on the disks, so also are not supported."

I would like to mention that I installed from floppies on an IPX and an Ultra1
with no problems.


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