Subject: Re: Sparc Boot Floppies
To: beaker <email@example.com>
From: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/22/2002 00:07:22
On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 10:54:38PM +1100, Luke Mewburn wrote:
| On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:38:41AM -0800, beaker wrote:
| | >C Could you try on recent sparc snapshot (either -current or 1.6_STABLE)
| | from
| | > ftp://releng.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily and tell us if the problem remains
| | > with that floppies?
| | >
| | Per the suggestion, I tried again with the sparc boot floppy images
| | found at
| | "ftp://releng.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/netbsd-1-6/
| | 200212090000/sparc/installation"
| | 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").
| It's possible that there is something in the sparc floppy cross-build
| that doesn't like being cross-built on an i386...
Actually, the problem is because the sparc floppies don't have valid
Sun disklabels. I've committed a fix in -current for this, and
request pullups for all of the associated changes.