[rescue] Sparc OS Install over serial
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Wed Jan 7 18:14:42 CST 2004
On Wed, 7 Jan 2004, Adam Kropelin wrote:
> If the PROM can keep up with commands at 9600 baud you just need a script to
> convert your binary into a series of PROM commands. Then just cat the darn
> thing out the serial port. No "server" software needed.
That's essentially what I'm saying. However, unless you were booting
the same OS each time, you'd want a tool that could load an arbitrary
kernel image. VTserver has the framework in place to do such a thing,
plus it can act as a terminal.
However, there's no reason that the "compiler" that generates OBP
commands from a blob of machine code couldn't be a self-contained
external entity. That would let you do what you describe.
Jonathan Patschke ) "Some people grow out of the petty theft of
Elgin, TX ( childhood. Others grow up to be CEOs and
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