Re: More SS20 confusion...
Hartwig Atrops wrote:
I'm using 3.0r2. I guess I'll try the r1 release's first CD - time to
jigdo some more CD's.
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
There's info on how to set up netbooting in the Debian-SPARC
installation guide. The CD's come with tftp boot images - time to try
the r1 tftpboot.img file.