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Re: Installation manual updates -- still open

On Sunday 31 December 2006 11:41, Chris Newport wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Dec 2006, Frans Pop wrote:
> >> 3.5.1 mentions the 1GB magic boundary -- silo will sometimes refuse
> >> to boot the kernel, if it is physically located beyond the 1GB from
> >> the start of the disk. I believe, however that this applies only to
> >> sparc32 machines, is that correct?
> Early Sparc32 machines assume an early disk VTOC limitation. The root
> filesystem must be on the first slice and no slice should exceed 2Gb.
> This is an OBP issue. The only cure is to put the root (including
> /boot) filesystem on the first slice and limit its size to 1024Mb.
> AFAIK this only affects Sun4C machines which may not work with 2.6
> kernels anyway.

That means that the two sentences that cover that issue can be deleted.

> >> 5.1.4: How relevant is Sun NVRAM FAQ linked from this section for
> >> us?
> Most older machines will have expired NVRAM batteries which should be
> fixed using this FAQ before attempting to install an operating system.
> Probably the most frequent problem with older machines.

OK. Let's leave that in then.

Thanks for the info Chris.


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