[rescue] SPARCstation Voyager boot
goten at squad-wars.com
Thu Sep 23 15:20:04 CDT 2004
Actually, I'm going to try to use a Debian root disk :P
And given the size of the hard disk, it's not likely that I'll be putting
anything more than a recent Apache, PHP and mySQL install on there.
Basically the only use for this box is a webserver, and I wanted to move it
off my PC.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Finnegan" <pat at computer-refuge.org>
To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2004 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: [rescue] SPARCstation Voyager boot
> On Thursday 23 September 2004 13:13, Linc Fessenden wrote:
> > On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, Goten wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > got hold of one of these machines a while back (for free, no less -
> > > and no, it isn't stolen) but I don't have any means of getting into
> > > the system. The machine itself runs with no problems, but I have no
> > > login details for it.
> > >
> > > I've tried FreeBSD CD booting, Slackware 9.1 CD booting, Slackware
> > > 10 CD booting, Red Hat 9 CD booting and FAT-formatted Linux floppy
> > > booting. None have worked (most with "Invalid magic number"
> > > errors). I currently have no means of formatting a SCSI-2 hard disk
> > > and plugging that onto the external connector, and I don't have any
> > > means of booting via ethernet (i.e. remote X access).
> > >
> > > Help would be nice... >.<
> > >
> > > Goten
> > This is *not* an x86 archetecture machine. It's a sparc. Try NetBSD
> > for sparc 4m on it, or solaris sparc on it or if you're really into
> > Linux, redhat 6.2 for sparc or Splack (yes splack, it's spelled
> > right).
> Or Debian, which is actually up-to-date and maintained unlike Redhat
> 6.2... I haven't ever used splack, but I've got a SS5 firewall that
> has a copy of Slackware 7.1 for SPARC (the last release for SPARC they
> did). With debian you at least get the "miracle of apt."
> Also, it runs quite well on Sun4m and Sun4u boxes (that aren't too
> new/high end...never got a Linux kernel to boot on our F6800s).
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