RE: How Can I Help (was Installing Debian on an Ultra 5)
Firstly, thanks to everyone that helped last week with my newbie-ness to
SPARC and Sun machines - I got a null modem cable and have happily and with
no problems installed Debian Sarge on my Ultra 5, plus upgraded to unstable
with the 2.6 kernel, plus submitted an installation report.
>From the Debian SPARC ports page (http://www.debian.org/ports/sparc/#who) it
says to chime in to see if there's any help needed with the SPARC port so,
here I am, chiming in. Not sure how or what I can do to help, but I'm
certainly eager to learn :)
Sorry if this appears twice, but I sent this ages ago, and a reply I sent to
the list has appeared but not my original message, so I'm sending again.
From: Stephane Bortzmeyer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 08 June 2006 14:31
To: Kevin Fullerton
Subject: Installing Debian on an Ultra 5
On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 12:55:56PM +0100, Kevin Fullerton
<email@example.com> wrote a message of 114 lines which
> The serial port marked A on the Ultra 5 is a DB25 Female, and the
> serial port marked B is a DB9 Male.
I never used the Ultra 5 but it looks close from the Ultra 10.
> 1) Do I have to connect to serial A or B on the Ultra 5, or doesn't it
It depends on the setup of the Sun. A is the default, but may be the
previous owner changed to B.
There is no automatic fallback from A to B.
If you want to use B and have no screen but a keyboard, you can type:
STOP-A (to go to the console)
setenv output-device ttyb
setenv input-device ttyb
> 2) Will a standard DB9->DB25 serial null modem cable work for
> connecting to A, or a standard DB9->DB9 for connecting to B
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