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Re: ANN: initial sparc potato boot floppies ready for testing

On Fri, Jan 07, 2000 at 02:08:39PM -0800, ferret@phonewave.net wrote:
> 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.

If you have an intel Debian box, then simply do "dd if=rescue.bin

> Console is `minicom' running on Slink i386. Noticed that dbootstrap is
> not drawing with the IBM `box' characters like 2.1 dbootstrap did.

AFAIK, this is up to the console of the system you are using, not the
sending machine (since it simply sends the ascii codes, not the actual
font to print on the screen).

> >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

A) You should not being using the sun4c disks for installation. You should
be using the sun4cdm. The sun4c resuce.bin is only to boot the install.
Second, the failure to get this file was because of a problem with
permissions on my end, if that is where you were getting them from.

> 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 , please try
> >again.
> Then I try mounting NFS from the shell:
> ># mount -t nfs /mnt
> >Mounting on /mnt failed: Invalid argument
> But my server says it has been successfully mounted(!)
> >Jan  7 13:31:22 playdough mountd[302]: NFS mount of / attempted from
> >#
> >Jan  7 13:31:22 playdough mountd[302]: / has been mounted by
> >#
> # ifconfig
> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 08:00:20:0C:DC:80
>           inet addr:  Bcast:
> Mask:
>           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
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
>           Interrupt:5 Base address:0xb400
> lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
>           inet addr:  Mask:
>           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
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
> ># route
> >Kernel IP routing table
> >Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use
> Iface
> >     *        U     0      0        0
> eth0
> >default         UG    1      0        0
> eth0
> >#
> After this I restarted dbootstrap, redid the network setup, then
> something had indigestion when I went to a shell. Finally threw me back
> into openprom.
> Neeeext boot through, get to installing from NFS:
> >Error mounting NFS filesystem
> > , please try again.
> Seems like NFS mounting is broken.
> Next set perhaps?

I'm not sure what the NFS problems are, but I will look into them.

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
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