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Re: Is it possible to update OBP while running Debian?


just adding for the archives:

On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 14:00:28 +0200, Admar Schoonen wrote:
> I just upgraded OBP on my Ultra 5 last week (needed to update OBP to recognize
> a 360 MHz cpu instead of the original 270 MHz cpu). A friend of mine had set up
> a rarp and tftp server, and I could just 'boot net' the firmware image to flash
> it. I'm sorry I can't help you with setting up rarp/tftp servers.

You probably can also use dhcp boot with:

{0} ok boot net:dhcp

On the dhcp server set the bootfile and server parameters to the tftp server
containing the flash-update image.

Worked like a charm here for a Sun Enterprise 450.


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