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Re: GRUB testers on SPARC needed

Please provide a link to the latest ISO with grub support for sparc64. I will happy to test if it works on my t5120, t5140, and T4-2 systems.


On 12/08/2017 05:27 AM, Frans van Berckel wrote:
Hi Adrian,

On Fri, 2017-12-08 at 13:24 +0100, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:

We're in the process of migrating Debian for sparc64 from SILO to
GRUB as GRUB upstream is adding support for modern SPARC machines
thanks to the work of Eric Snowberg from Oracle.

In order to make sure GRUB works on all machines supported by the
sparc64 port, we need your help to test GRUB on your particular
hardware, the older your machine, the better.
7. Report back to the list and include your hardware and partition
Probing system devices
Probing memory
Probing I/O buses
screen not found.
keyboard not found.
Keyboard not present.  Using ttya for input and output.
Probing system devices
Probing memory
Probing I/O buses

Sun Fire V440, No Keyboard
Copyright 2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
OpenBoot 4.30.4.a, 20480 MB memory installed, Serial #57654521.
Ethernet address 0:3:ba:6f:bc:f9, Host ID: 836fbcf9.

booting with command: boot
Boot device: disk  File and args:

GRUB Loading kernel...
screen not found.
error: out of memory.
error: no suitable video mode found.

GNU GRUB  version 2.02-2+sparc64.3

Loading Linux 4.13.0-1-sparc64-smp ...

# lsblk

sda       8:0    0 136.7G  0 disk
├─sda1    8:1    0 902.1M  0 part  /boot
├─sda2    8:2    0 135.9G  0 part
│ └─md0   9:0    0 135.7G  0 raid1 /
└─sda3    8:3    0 136.7G  0 part
sdb       8:16   0 136.7G  0 disk
├─sdb1    8:17   0 902.1M  0 part
├─sdb2    8:18   0 135.9G  0 part
│ └─md0   9:0    0 135.7G  0 raid1 /
└─sdb3    8:19   0 136.7G  0 part
sdc       8:32   0  33.9G  0 disk
├─sdc1    8:33   0    30G  0 part
│ └─md1   9:1    0    30G  0 raid1 /home
└─sdc2    8:34   0   3.9G  0 part  [SWAP]
sdd       8:48   0  33.9G  0 disk
├─sdd1    8:49   0    30G  0 part
│ └─md1   9:1    0    30G  0 raid1 /home
└─sdd2    8:50   0   3.9G  0 part  [SWAP]
sr0      11:0    1 197.2M  0 rom

The sda and sdb are Sun, sdc and sdd are GTP.

# uname -a

Linux deblnxsrv211 4.13.0-1-sparc64-smp #1 SMP Debian 4.13.4-2 (2017-
10-15) sparc64 GNU/Linux


Frans van Berckel

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