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Re: Good Debian-based distro

On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 07:13:10AM -0500, Kent West wrote:
> David Fokkema wrote:
> >On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 05:03:03PM -0500, Kent West wrote:
> > 
> >
> >>It's been a year, so my memory is hazy, but I probably started with 
> >>Potato (or whatever was stable then) and then upgraded to Sid. I never 
> >>could boot [the Sparc SunBlade 150] off of local media; I resorted to a 
> >>tftp boot which worked dandy, and which I'll have to again do with the 
> >>SunBlade 2000s.
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >My problem exactly. It's a pity I don't have control over a tftp server.
> >Anyway, the machine is reinstalled by now and I won't be able to touch
> >it again in the sense of installing debian, :-/
> > 
> >
> Bummer. I had administrator access to our Sparc server for using as a 
> tftp server, but I reckon in a case like yours, you might could have 
> created a mini-LAN with a 4-port hub/switch using the Ultra 5 and any 
> Debian box you have and configure your Debian box to be a tftp server. 
> I've never done it, but it seems like it would probably work. Oh well, 
> maybe next time  :-)

Indeed. I'd love to see debian on a sparc, :-)


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