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Re: life after Wheezy?

Frans van Berckel wrote:
On Tue, 2015-07-28 at 19:38 +0200, Frans van Berckel wrote:
There's a way big difference in 32 vs 64 bit, (the kernel is 64 bit) so
upgrading a Wheezy 32 to Sid 64, will that flow?

So the question is, what are the packages needed to do a minimal
install. And are these build (and ready for use) on sparc64?

If so, we can create Netboot image. And boot it from network, true?

I found this 2007 post on netbooting Debian on a Sunfire V120 ...


That looks about right. I note that the 'Preparing Files for TFTP Net Booting' link is now broken (might be on archive.org), it's not something I've done recently but basically one needed a kernel and an initrd then ran piggyback to create a single file for TFTP. I /really/ don't know if there are extra gotchas for 64 bit, and I've not tried doing the whole thing from scratch.

If I am well, a common way today booting from USB, isn't gonna run on
Sparc64? Because if so we could create a 64 bit chroot on USB.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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