Subject: Re: Sparc Boot Floppies
To: port-sparc <>
From: beaker <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 12/16/2002 12:02:55
>   |
>   | Still no luck - these too fail with the following error:
>   | ---
>   | ok boot floppy
>   |
>   | Bad magic number in disk label
>   | Can't open Sun disk label package
>   | Can't open boot device
>   |
>   | ok
>   | ---
>   | Is there a simple way to just make my own boot floppies?
> If you have a sparc system, in /usr/src/ do a "make release" (or in
> /usr/src/distrib run "make").

Will it be possible to make 1.6 boot floppies on a 1.5.2 system using this

I should mention that I _was_ able to use the 1.5.2 boot floppies to
create the disklabel, the newfs & dowonload/install the installation
binary sets, however it wouldn't let me download/install a kernel. When
the sets finished installing 'sysinst' prints a warning about the missing
kernel and says to install it manually - which I haven't a clue how to.
I tried rebooting with the floppies and running Update, but it seems
only want to get new binary install sets and not a kernel. I think
part of the problem is that the GENERIC kernels for 1.6 are not .tgz
files, so 'sysinst' doesn't "see" them (at least thats my theory). I did
notice that (with the 1.5.2 floppies) if I select X) off the initial menu
presented, I get dumped in the old familar i386-style sysinst menu. I
haven't yet tried reinstalling this way.

Beaker                /
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