Subject: Re: How about a common mini-install cd image for each port?
To: Grey Wolf <>
From: Kevin P. Neal <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 08/09/2000 15:25:42
On Wed, Aug 09, 2000 at 10:40:08AM -0700, Grey Wolf wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Aug 2000, Kevin P. Neal wrote:
> # On Wed, Aug 09, 2000 at 09:50:13AM -0700, Ross Harvey wrote:
> # Well, I personally think an install tape for the Alpha would be "cool", but
> # I don't know how popular it would be. I mean, I used to have an Exabyte
> # 8200 on my Alpha but I plugged the tape drive in one day and the blue smoke
> # came out of it (I'm sure everyone knows that electronic equipment runs on
> # blue smoke, right?).
> Is an EXB-8200 considered a bootable device on a SPARCstation?  I'd love
> to be able to boot/install from a tape (seeing as I don't have a CD
> burner, and I only have one machine on the net right now).

The Sun 3 archive has instructions on making a boot tape on a 8mm
tape, I believe the 8200 was the drive. I'd be surprised if it wouldn't
boot a SPARC.

Anyway, it was my tape drive that blew, not my machine. *phew*
Kevin P. Neal                      

"In feeling small you gain the info you need."
     Ross Smith, on humility                        Apr 22 1999 2:22am