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Re: booting a sunblade 100

On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 07:24:45PM +0200, Riccardo Tortorici wrote:
> 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:
> http://people.debian.org/~stappers/d-i/images/daily/sparc64/netboot/
> 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.

Hi All,

Many thanks for all of the replies.  Booting via tftp definately
works.  I have yet to get the installer to complete (it always hangs
halfway through), but I'm devoting some time to it when there's a
pause in work.  I've dumped the blade 150 (since it's having some
other problems) and am now concentrating on a 100.

Matt Dunford
Unix Systems Administrator
DOE Joint Genome Institute
url:   http://www.jgi.doe.gov
email: madunford@lbl.gov
phone: 925-296-5844

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