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Re: More SS20 confusion...


On Tuesday 09 March 2004 09:32, James Nelson wrote:
> All right.  I've also tried booting from floppy, only to get an "illegal
> instruction".  Then I tried a netboot, to get the same problem - it
> downloads the boot file, and then halts with an "illegal instruction"
> error.  I know it's not a massive hardware failure (I've got Solaris 9
> running on it) and I'm just confused.
> Just out of curiosity, is it possible to cross-compile a kernel?  I'm
> just about ready to try a custom kernel out of sheer frustration, but
> only have x86 machines available right now.

Never tried to cross-compile, no need to :-)

I just checked one of my SS20. I have two sets of debian CD-Roms, 3.0r0 and 

I attached an external SUN CD-Drive (narrow), externally terminated, inserted 
the first CD of both sets.

Then I switched on the SS20, STOP-A'd and typed 'boot cdrom'.
Both CD's boot without any problem into the debian release notes screen.

Which CD version did you use?

About netboot: I would like to try that, too. Do I have to convert the kernel 
in any way (I have seen something like this on MIPS), or can I use it just as 
it is?



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