Subject: Re: Help: how to build installation floppies.
To: Bob Myers <,>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 10/03/1999 22:24:24
In article <> you wrote:
> Unless I am missing something by reading the INSTALL.txt
> file, I don't see any mention on how to create boot floppies
> to allow doing a FTP load.  Can someone point me in the
> right direction or tell me how to do it?

Download the floppy images somewhere, and then write them to 
some floppy disk. :-)

For the downloading, the sparc images are at
boot is the "old" menu/shellscript-based installation, syboot is the
"new" sysinst based installation. I'm not sure if the old method
supports installing via FTP, sysinst sure does. 

For the writing to floppy, you can do this with a simple "cat xxx.fs
>/dev/diskette" on solaris, or using rawrite.exe on a PC (see the
i386/installation direcory for the rawrite.exe program).

Oh, and then boot, the floppy with something like "boot floppy" from
the PROM, but you probably know that.

 - Hubert

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