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Re: getting a working install ISOs on a T2000


On 3/9/21 12:28 PM, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
> I tried hard installing Debian/sparc64, it was not easy at all and haven't concluded.
> The T2000 I started from had Linux already installed, with an older 4.x series kernel,
> I'd guess not updated since 3 years. It was working and was configured with SILO. I tried
> updating but the boot partition was too small to fit old and new kernels, also the (partially?)
> installed 5.x kernel on reboot entered in an endless loop of crashes I could not stop nor log.
> Unfortunately the fresh install I did with one of the working ISOs suffers from the same crashes!
> I then went on with snapshots, going back from the latest I found...
> 2020-11-16 -> this one worked! (but system is unbootable due to crash, of that in a second mail)

This sounds like a hardware problem. The newer images should all work on sparc64 with a few
images that don't.

Can you make sure the memory is ok, i.e. by installing Solaris?


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