Re: Sun Blade 150 fails to install - magic incantation needed?
I would suggest giving a Woody install a go... and then you can always
do a dist-upgrade to sarge, minus the kernel if it still causes issues.
Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
Attempting to install Debian Sarge on a Sun Blade 150 which has a
current working Solaris 9 on it. Boot from CD works - SILO prompt
comes up, select linux
Machine boots with install kernel - little Tux comes in at top of screen
- machine appears to work normally, initialises ramdisk and then dies
with message similar to "can't find root" followed by "Press L1-A to
continue" - at which point the machine is wedged and non-responsive to
keyboard, needing a hard power-off reset.
Googling showed similar problems with debian-installer on Sparc 64 last
year but nothing obvious. Machine not at home, so can't check exact
wording: HELP - am getting laughed at by Solaris admins and being
told that Linux sucks :)
I imagine that an argument passed to SILO after linux to indicate
where the ramdisk / initrd are is what's needed but I don't know
the precise specifics. Last time I did this was a Sarge install
but on a Sparc20 with known SMP problems kernel problems - I now
have a whole different hardware platform to troubleshoot :)
I have read and printed the HOWTO mentioned recently in DWN by
?? Nishin Sharma ?? and downloaded the image he suggests - but I'd
rather not have to go to set up TFTP and other hassles.
[Only just subscribed to list again - in this instance, replies to
me personally would also be appreciated]
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