Re: Installation prompt does not appear during netboot install
Frans Pop wrote:
On Friday 11 May 2007 17:13, Emanuele Rocca wrote:
* Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org>, [2007-05-11 17:12 +0200]:
On Friday 11 May 2007 17:06, H C Pumphrey wrote:
> This link talks about having two cards. But on some hardware
> (SunBlade 100 for example) you need it even if you have only one
> card, because the ATI framebuffer code the kernel locks up hard.
Ah, I was not aware of that. Could someone who's experienced the
issue propose an updated text that covers that?
I guess that booting with video=atyfb:off (as suggested in the
document) should work.
Duh. What I am looking for a description of the situation where this
occurs (on which hardware for example). On my Ultra 10 it is not needed.
I guess that one could add a line to the "Misdirected video output" section:
On some systems with ATI graphics cards (notably the SunBlade 100),
similar symptoms occur even though there is only one graphics card. The
work-around is again to boot the installer with video=atyfb:off
> You can issue the parameters at OpenPROM prompt itself like this:
> boot net "framebuffer=true vga=771"
It would be nice if that nugget of info could go into the SPARC
installation guide as well, especially as SPARCs seem to need
net-booting in many cases.
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