Subject: Correct sparc boot floppy image.
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From: Brian A. Seklecki - Stargate Industries, LLC <LavaList@Stargate.Net>
Date: 04/09/2000 08:34:44
Good morning everyone (at least EST). I just subscribed, so I hope I'm
flaming the right list with this question. I'm looking to do a floppy boot
on an old SparcStation 2 (sun4c, sun4m compatible).
"SPARCstation 2, No Keyboard
ROM Rev. 2.9, 64 MB memory installed,"
I've done this once before, when 1.4.1 was new. It was a SparcStation
LX. I simply forget what file you're supposed to use to make a boot
floppy. The installation instructions at:
Say its 100% possible, they simply don't outline which image to use. I
presume it would either be boot-142.fs.gz or syboot-142.fs.gz from
use rawrite2.exe to make the image on a standard 1.44 floppy, pop it in:
ok setenv boot-device floppy
boot-device = floppy
ok setenv boot-file netbsd.gz
boot-file = netbsd.gz
ok boot floppy
Boot device: /fd File and args: netbsd.gz
Can't read disk label.
Can't open Sun disk label package
Can't open boot device
I tried setting the "boot-file" variable to "netbsd", "netbsd.gz", "bsd",
"bsd.gz", "netbds.GENERIC". Same error message.
Can anyone offer some insight on this? I plan on contacting the port-sparc
list as well to make sure the installation instructions on the next release
explain this procedure?
Brian A. Seklecki Stargate Industries, LLC
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Pittsburgh, PA 15222 BSeklecki@Stargate.Net