[rescue] Sun Ultra 1 boot failure

Michael-John Turner mj at turner.org.za
Mon Dec 4 12:00:13 CST 2006

On Sun, Dec 03, 2006 at 05:21:29PM -0500, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Can you put them on a floppy?

Not sure. My last experience with floppies was so horrendous (trying to
upgrade a SPARCstation 2 with a dodgy flopppy drive to NetBSD 1.6) that I
setup a network boot environment. 

> I tried just copying to a floppy, but the floppy would not boot.

Hmm... I think the floppy probably has to be UFS?

> I never can get my Suns' to netboot to my other machines.
> tftp sucks and I hate messing with it.

Setting up a network boot server with tftp, bootp, rarpd, etc is really not
that bad. One of the best investments of time I've made - makes setting up
a new machine really quick, and one machine can provide boot services for
pretty much every platform. My server runs NetBSD, but I'm sure it's about
the same effort to use Solaris or any other OS.

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