Jump start server for installing Debian on headless system with no CDROM
I've recently bought a couple of Sun Fire V210's and want to use Debian
on one of them.
Since I'm quite accustomed to running the net installer on x86 boxes I
decided to download the latest netinstall.iso for SPARC platform.
So far I converted the IP of the server to HEX and sym-linked it with
the sparc64 file.
From here on I am operating blind as I am not sure how to setup the
file system and which protocol to use?
I saw a link on booting Solaris from a Linux server and decided to
follow that. Currently have mounted the deb net install ISO here:
# ls /data/jumpstart/debian
boot dists md5sum.txt README.html README.source
css doc pics README.mirrors.html README.txt
debian install pool README.mirrors.txt
/tftpboot looks like this:
# ls -l
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 14 Jan 13 2012 C0A88CDC -> inetboot.sun4u
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 14 Jan 14 2012 C0A88CDC.sun4u ->
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 7 Sep 14 16:12 C0A88CE6 -> sparc64
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 221584 Sep 13 15:00 inetboot.sun4u
-r--r--r--. 1 root root 5051848 Sep 14 16:12 sparc64
I've managed to find some information on Google:
However, what they don't show me is where to go from here?
Would I need to mount the cdrom under the /tftpboot portion of the
server then 'net boot' the system or would I need to use another
protocol or the .img file I found on one of the links?
I've managed to jumpstart install Solaris 10 using a Sol10 based
jumpstart server but I really want this particular box in question to be
an application server which is why I would like Debian on it!
Can anyone help?
Just incase TFTP and RARPD isn't enough and I need to use BOOTP or so I
use a Cisco DHCP server in an 1801W router.....