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Re: More install problems under Ultra10 and tftp...

jeffh@premier1.net writes:

> Thanks for the previous tip on mkswap.  Now for the latest bloody
> forehead story...
> I get to the point where it asks for a kernel (where you would reinsert
> the rescue floppy) and I can't find the right files in the tftp image.
> "Okay," I tell myself, "just make a disk and do it that way."  Well the
> disk comes back as "Wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on
> /dev/fd0"  I try to do a "boot floppy" from OpenBoot and get "bad magic
> number in disk label."  "Joy..." I think.  I try new downloads of the
> image on new diskettes.  No love from the boot prompt or mount.  I go
> over to the Ultra2 running Slowaris, ("Yeah, it's slow," I think, "but
> at least it installs."  I then slap myself for such jaded thinking.) run
> fdformat to lay down a disk label and ufs filesystem, take it to the IBM
> Intel box running SuSE and use mke2fs to lay down a readable filesystem,
> mount the filesystem and touch a file.  I put it in the U10's floppy
> drive and...  No luck.  Now I am truly stumped.  Please tell me I missed
> some niggling detail on the install an it is in the tftp image after
> all.  Please?

The tftp image is for network booting.  You can't boot from a floppy
on an Ultra10.


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