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Re: sparc ss20/debian

In article <5uikR-xc-1@gated-at.bofh.it>,
 Jan-Benedict Glaw <jbglaw@lug-owl.de> wrote:

> On Thu, 2006-01-12 22:25:21 +0100, samuel desseaux <sam1975@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> > Does somebody could tell me the meaning of the following message that i
> > have at the beginning
> > ""Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packets
> > Lost carrier (transceiver cable problem?)
> > Cable -problem or twisted pair hub link-test disabled"
> > ?"
> > 
> > what could i do?
> The box is probably trying to boot off the network server. So it'll
> need an IP address and a TFTP server. It tried to find its own address
> using RARP (Reverse ARP: the machine sends a packet with its MAC
> address asking a RARP server to reply with the desired IP address).
> Additional info is that there's also on carrier on the twisted pair
> (RJ45 ethernet interface), which is probably because there's no cable
> in it.
> So it really depends on what you want to do.
> Do you want to boot from disk?
> 	You should enter the OpenBoot Prompt (OBP) and "boot disk"
> 	instead of "boot net" or just "boot". Note that you can define
> 	a default device to boot off (though I don't remember the
> 	exact syntax, use the "help" to find out.)
> Do you want to boot off the network, eg. for installing the machine?
> 	Properly insert the network cable into the twisted pair / RJ45
> 	ethernet port and use a network sniffer on the other side to
> 	explore on which way this box wants to boot.
> ...or do you want to do something else?
> MfG, JBG

I had the same message yesterday on a U10. Forgot to plug in the ide 
cable correctly.
It can be something this stupid.


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