[rescue] Sparc OS Install over serial

Mark T. Valites valites at geneseo.edu
Tue Jan 6 22:03:29 CST 2004

On Tue, 6 Jan 2004, Matthew Haas wrote:

>  Of course the PROM can boot from tape... a seemingly linear and
> sequential medium. If you could decipher how the "boot tape" functionality
> works, you might be able to rig up something... (or what if you were able
> to reset the "tape" alias to the serial port (doesn't devalias allow
> you to set them)??-- then you'd need some program on the other end
> intercepting the tape commands so that the machine doesn't give up when
> it doesn't receive a STATUS or realizes it can't REWIND or retension the
> tape). Just some thoughts...

On Tue, 6 Jan 2004, Tom Ponsford wrote:

> Well It looks like its time to port VTserver over to a sparc platform :-)
> http://www.shiresoft.com/pdp-11/software/vtserver.html

Interesting ideas. I was able to remotely compile and start vtserver on a
box at home no problem, but I can't test it just yet. Hopefully I'll be
able to give them a shot this coming week (I'm "stuck" in Puerto Rico for
the time being) and report back on how successfull I am.


Mark T. Valites
Unix Systems Analyst
CIT - SUNY Geneseo
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