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Re: PROM update with linux

Le jeudi 10 novembre 2005 à 20:48 +0100, Hendrik Sattler a écrit :
> Am Donnerstag, 10. November 2005 17:37 schrieb Hendrik Sattler:
> > I got OBP-3.31 (currently, OBP-3.11 is installed) but do not quite know how
> > to proceed. There is no Solaris installed and I doubt that the OBP can read
> > Ext3.
> > Can I refer to the update file directly from SILO?
> > I have an empty hard drive, how can I format it so that it's suitable for
> > an OBP upgrade?
> To clearify where I found the PROM:
> http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/advsearch.do?collection=PATCH&type=collections&queryKey5=106455&toDocument=yes
> It is a tar.Z file, GNU tar can handle it after installing the ncompress 
> package.
> $ file flash-update-Ultra60-09
> flash-update-Ultra60-09: ELF 32-bit MSB executable, SPARC32PLUS, V8+ Required, 
> version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, stripped
> Is ELF directly bootable? Would be new to me.
> Note: I cannot install any DHCP or TFTP in that network, so net boot is not an 
> option.
Most OBP only support RARP, which does not conflict with DHCP/BOOTP when
on the same physical network. So netboot should still be an option, and
would be *the* only option accessible to you, I fear.

> HS

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