RE: Debian Linux on Sun UltraSparc IIi
... it looks to me like the SPARC is trying to boot from the network, as
Christopher said, hit Stop+A or Ctrl+Break to get yourself a prompt. On the
Sparc here, I have to type "n" for new command mode", and then "boot /fd" to
boot from the floppy ...
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From: Christoph Gaitzsch [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 1:43 AM
To: Wilson Yau
Cc: Andrew McRobert; 'Debian User Mailing List'
Subject: Re: Debian Linux on Sun UltraSparc IIi
>>>>> "WY" == Wilson Yau <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Where did you fail in the boot process? ie. did the Sun access the
>> and spit out an error message, or did it simply say something like
>> find boot image" off the HDD?
WY> When the system started booting, I saw it soughting the floopy drive
WY> the green light was on and off several times.
WY> Shortly after displaying the system information like:
WY> SPARCengine(tm) Ultra CP1400 (UltraSparc-IIi 303MHz) OpenBoot 3.10.9
WY> with 192MB RAM.....
WY> Got this message:
WY> Drive not ready
WY> Boot device: net File and args:
try changing the boot device. Type STOP + a, then "boot floppy".
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