Subject: Re: a silly question
To: Erin Corliss <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/10/1999 17:34:15
I netbooted the first time. Then for upgrading, I made a non-bootable
CD-ROM with all the binaries on it, booted from the hard drive and
I think you can make a bootable CD-rom, but I don't know how. I've also
heard that Sun did something wierd so you can't boot from a CD-ROM unless
its a _sun_ cd drive. Someone please correct me if I got this wrong!
I'd just scrape up a crossover cable. They're pretty cheap and its nice
On Sun, 10 Oct 1999, Erin Corliss wrote:
> > >
> > > Is there any way to get a Sparc to use a PC 1.44 Meg floppy drive?
> > the actual PC hardware or a floppy which has been formatted for dos, but
> > in a sparc drive?
> The actual drive.
> See, I have a Sparc 2 with no floppy drive. I have a SCSI CD-ROM drive
> and several SCSI hard drives of various sizes. I can write to these SCSI
> drives by hooking them to my PC... I can't netboot the thing because the
> only trasceiver I have for it is 10-base-t, and I don't have a hub or an
> uplink cable. The only options I can see for booting and installing an OS
> 1. burning a bootable CD with a simulated 1.44 meg disk. Problem is, I
> don't know if the Sparc will boot the CD like this.
> 2. Dumping a pre-formatted hard disk image to one of the SCSI drives. I
> don't have a disk image to do this with, so I'd have to ask on a mailing
> list somewhere for a kind soul to make one...(hint hint)
> 3. I heard that you can connect two machines with thicknet ethernet ports
> together with a short ribbon cable and it will work -- then I could
> netboot from my linux machine.
> Do you know of any other ways?