Re: 8e9800 Fast Data Access MMU Miss
On 05/13/2018 07:21 PM, Dennis Clarke wrote:
On 05/13/2018 01:11 PM, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
On Sunday 2018-05-13 18:05, Dennis Clarke wrote:
Can you try the netboot image contained in this tarball ?
Hrmm .. new problem. I think that the firmware on ye older Sun Netra
type units was limited as to how much it could fetch and deal with
for a "net boot" process. Looks to be precisely 10MB :
And I wonder if they ever bumped it at all, because it is not a
Solaris, and 10 MB is ample space for a "bootloader" of sorts (think
wanboot(1m)/inetboot(1m)). Perhaps grub2 is the answer to that, since
never gotten TILO to do it.
Me neither. I tested my setup of tftp/dhcp/nfs etc with a net install
of Solaris 10 u11 and that works fine. That is actually using grub from
way back at version 1.97 ( or there abouts ) however it was madly hacked
inside Sun and then more hackary was done during the OpenSolaris
project. Definately grub. I should go have a look and see if I have the
sources laying about somewhere. Could be useful.
Regardless ... I will keep poking at this with a stick and see what I
can come up with.
Sorry, I'm a little late but was quite occupied by other things recently.
I'm using GRUB2 for netbooting my UltraSPARC and NewWorld PowerPC gear
since a while and also already started to document the process to get it
going. But for netbooting it can get quite elaborate if you want to
write an all-in-one how-to (incl. all needed or useful services, e.g.
RARP, DNS, DHCP, TFTP and NFS) so one easily gets carried away and
rambles on. :-/
But as the GRUB2 part alone is already useful for people that are
familiar with the supporting service infrastructure, I just finished up
this part and put it into the Debian wiki. I will add more information
later if need be - I have to check the available information about
network services first.
The methods described on  work for me to network boot my UltraSPARC
gear, but you need kernel and initramfs as separate files.