Re: ANN: initial sparc potato boot floppies ready for testing
Summary: Can't do a network install with the bootdisks.
(And don't have a way of writing floppy disks for the moment)
Transcript of my install attempts attached.
Machine is a Sparc IPX with generic 4x16MB 36-bit SIMMS and OEM hard
drive on serial console.
Booted by TFTP
Console is `minicom' running on Slink i386. Noticed that dbootstrap is
not drawing with the IBM `box' characters like 2.1 dbootstrap did.
(I'm replacing a system that got a corrupted libc6, BTW)
Initialised and activated swap.
Initialised ext2 partition with the `new ext2 filesystem features'
(Just what are these new features?)
Did a `network' install and configured the network (very helpful to be
sent to the configuration option here) It would be helpful to be able to
specify a proxy server as part of the network configuration, though, and
have it default to the gateway just as DNS does.
Then I get a problem:
>nf_http_fetchfile :: couldn't open file
>/target/tmp/sun4c/disks-1.44/rescue.bin for writing
>Download of file disks-1.44/rescue.bin failed
I'm trying the network install a second time to see if it works.
I enter my HTTP proxy information AGAIN (not helpful)
Same problem again.
I try to do an install from NFS, and it refuses to mount my server.
>Error mounting NFS filesystem 192.168.1.42:/ , please try
Then I try mounting NFS from the shell:
># mount -t nfs 192.168.1.42:/ /mnt
>Mounting 192.168.1.42:/ on /mnt failed: Invalid argument
But my server says it has been successfully mounted(!)
>Jan 7 13:31:22 playdough mountd: NFS mount of / attempted from
>Jan 7 13:31:22 playdough mountd: / has been mounted by
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:20:0C:DC:80
inet addr:192.168.1.44 Bcast:192.168.1.255
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:103 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:87 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
Interrupt:5 Base address:0xb400
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:3924 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>Kernel IP routing table
>Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use
>192.168.1.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0
>default 192.168.1.42 0.0.0.0 UG 1 0 0
After this I restarted dbootstrap, redid the network setup, then
something had indigestion when I went to a shell. Finally threw me back
Neeeext boot through, get to installing from NFS:
>Error mounting NFS filesystem
>192.168.1.42:/mount/nfs/nfs/nasal/local , please try again.
Seems like NFS mounting is broken.
Next set perhaps?