[rescue] OpenBSD on an SS5 - argh!

Shawn Wallbridge shawn at synack-hosting.com
Fri May 14 15:05:50 CDT 2004

Why not just make a full install CD? You can make them for various 
platforms, I have a 3.4 CD that does x86, SPARC and SPARC64 on one CD ( 
I call it the supardisk). I haven't made one for 3.5 yet, mostly 
because I can't find the instructions right now.


On 14-May-04, at 2:12 PM, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:

>  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
> platforms?
> -Shel
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