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Re: Newbie Sparcstation 20 question


On Friday 05 March 2004 21:36, James Nelson wrote:
> I have a sparcstation 20 I am trying to install 3.0 stable onto, and
> have a question.  The system boots fine from the CD's, but it hangs with
> a "no console found - try passing an init= option" error.  I have a
> GX-series SBus video card, and the only thing I could find after quite a
> bit of Googling around is to use a serial terminal for installation.  Is
> there any way to pass options to the install kernel via SILO so that I
> can use the Sun keyboard & graphics adapter for the system console, or
> should I go buy a Sun null modem cable?

I installed Woody (= 3.0 stable) on some SS20 with SBUS and with onboard 
graphics,  never had to use a serial console ?!?

I suggest to check your openboot environment.

I don't have access to my SS20's until monday, if you still need help, feel 
free to contact me.



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