Re: sparc ss20/debian
On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 11:49:00PM +0200, Casper wrote:
> > 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.)
printenv will show you the different variables. setenv sets them.
I believe that
setenv boot-device disk
will set the booting off of disk, but...
- do a printenv and looks to make sure it's boot-device and not
bootdevice or ???
- it's probably worth typing
once and making sure that, yes, it in fact boots something sensible.
> > 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?
(This might be my bad memory from say a SparcStation 4 and not a 20)
To boot off of the net you might need to say something like:
or so. Otherwise it's tryin to use the old thick ethernet port and not the
RJ45 port. A
should clear this up.
Ah yes, it is boot net-tpe. Much more help is available at:
SDF Public Access UNIX System - http://sdf.lonestar.org