[rescue] OpenBSD on an SS5 - argh!

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Fri May 14 14:12:05 CDT 2004

 Mike Hebel says ...
> bitrot said ...
> > I installed openbsd 3.5 on my ipx with a single floppy.
> > the install was sooooo easy and just worked...
> > made the old pos useful...
> That's provided the SS5 came with a floppy.  I too have used ftp OPenBSD
> install and it rocks much.  The problem is often the floppy drive on
> Sparcish things tends to be bad.

Heh, floppies.  I hardly ever use them on PCs, and, although some of my
SPARCs have 'em, I don't recall _ever_ using 'em.  I expect the "SPARC bad
floppy drive" syndrome is from lack of use.  I even got a "SCSI" floppy
drive with one of my SGIs, and who cares?

However, this brings up a thought ... how about an OpenBSD ftp-install boot
_CD_?  I know SFA about making bootable CD-ROMs, but it seems that it ought
to be possible.  Would it be possible to have one that worked on multiple


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