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Etch beta 2 on Sunfire V240 with 2.6.16-1 kernel - works fantastic

Just to let you know, Etch with the 2.6.16-1 kernel from Sid/Unstable
works great!

Even the Broadcom tg3 NICs are working properly (although I needed udev
rules to fix their names as they seem to change names randomly between
reboots as they are enumerated).

Many thanks Jurij for his assistance.

Procedure to install:

1.  Install a PCI NIC that is known to work on Sparc Linux (i.e. 3Com
3C59x or similar) 

2.  Install from Debian Etch beta

3.  Allow the installation to complete and reboot from the hard disk.
At this point the system will hang on rebooting into the new Linux
environment - 'Switching root ....'

4.  Boot the Etch CD again and type rescue at the Silo boot prompt.

5.  Drop out of the installer to the ash shell (select Go Back then
choose the shell option from the Debian installer menu)

6.  Mount all filesystems and chroot into the new system (partitions
below are for my system, yours may vary):

	mkdir /mnt
	mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
	mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot
	mount /dev/sda4 /mnt/usr
	mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/var
	chroot /mnt /bin/bash

7.  Mount your pseudo filesystems and bring up your network interfaces:

	mount /proc
	mount /sys
	ifconfig lo up
	ifconfig eth0 netmask
	route add -net netmask gw

8.  Add the sid repositories to /etc/apt/sources.list

9.  apt-get update && apt-get install linux-image-2.6.16-1-sparc64-smp

10. update /etc/silo.conf and add the new kernel

11. Reboot into Linux/Sparc joy!

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