Subject: port-sparc/12818: CD install of 1.5.1_BETA fails
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/03/2001 14:24:22
>Number:         12818
>Category:       port-sparc
>Synopsis:       CD install of 1.5.1_BETA fails
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-sparc-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu May 03 14:24:00 PDT 2001
>Originator:     Andrew Grillet
>Release:        1.5.1_BETA
Quickstart Technology Ltd
SparcStation5 with 64MB Ram and 2 * 2GB SCSI HD, CD Install
Install completes OK, but is not bootable. Not certain but I suspect
this is because the partition is makefs'd with a NetBSD FFS and not
a UFS, and the boot rom can't hack it. Might be that I guessed
the kernel name wrong (or its not what is in the install document).

A Solaris 8 install worked fine (But it ain't BSD ;-)

Erase all HDs, Perform CD Install. (May require special security
program to erase the HDs adequately - or LL SCSI format).
I read a document about an earlier release that said that the makefs
needed some special flag, but I saw no opportunity to enter any flags