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Re: booting a sunblade 100

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On Oct 25, 2005, at 6:57 PM, Matt Dunford wrote:

Hi All,

Has anyone successfully installed debian on a SunBlade 100?  I've been
trying various netinst images:

http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/3.1_r0a/sparc/iso-cd/ debian-31r0a-sparc-netinst.iso http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/daily/sparc/current/ debian-testing-sparc-netinst.iso

I never get to the debian installer itself.  The stable complains of
"cramfs: wrong magic".  The "current" pukes with "Remapping the
kernel... Fast Instruction Access MMU Miss".

I've been googling around, reading the documention, trying everything
I see other people doing.  I've played with various boot params:
ramdisk_size=16000, mem=128m, etc.  I've got a stack of Blades
collecting dust and I'm anxious to get them off Solaris.  Any

It seems the current D-I for SPARC is broken for Sunblades. I had exactly your problem on a Sunblade 150 64bits. Try to install it via netboot with the image you can find here:


I tried the 2.6 one and it works. There are some issues regarding the frame buffer (first char truncated). Actually I'm working on a kernel customization in order to fix it. I hope it will work on your sunblade as well.

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