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RE: netra X1 tftp boot..and install

Hi Rich,

What I did when my HD was configured was skip all the steps and went down
the menu directly to the network configuration part, skipping the kernel
modules and any other stuff (for now). Once this network config was setup,
miraculously the kernel modules install part recognizes HTTP as a valid way
of installing.

I am not sure if you have tried this part. Usually when the X1 is off, you
allready have LOM access through the Serial port. By using poweron you can
get into the booting system, but if it tries to boot directly, you have to
send a break command by typing Ctrl+Del serveral times. In any case, if you
have tried the above and it doesn't work, do the following:

Do a tftpboot of debian. Once the image is loaded along with the debootsrtap
application, go down the menu and enter a shell. If you "shutdown" the
system, it should halt and you should get the Sun's maintenance OS working
for you.


-----Mensaje original-----
De: Richard Marshall [mailto:Richard.Marshall@Sportbusiness.com]
Enviado el: martes, 23 de marzo de 2004 14:23
Para: 'Neil D. Roberts'; Richard Marshall
CC: debian-sparc@lists.debian.org
Asunto: RE: netra X1 tftp boot..and install

Hi Neil,

What happens is that I go into the endless loop of trying to install kernel
and base modules from either floppy disk or mounted file system. neither of
which are any help. When I try to configure modules, I can't because it has
no drivers.tgz file. I am about to try a netinst from a newer boot.img file,
but now I've got back to the problem of not being able to send a Break
signal to the netra to get into the LOM to do a boot net command. I am
trying to control the netra from a windows machine (unfortunatly). i will
let you know If I can get any further with the newer boot image.



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