[SPARCbook] RedHat 6.0 boot floppies on sparcbook... can't load root disk image
William M. Perry
wmperry at aventail.com
Tue Sep 14 16:43:50 CDT 1999
Hugo.van.der.Kooij at caiw.nl writes:
> On 14 Sep 1999, William M. Perry wrote:
> > Derrick J Brashear <shadow at dementia.org> writes:
> > > On 13 Sep 1999, William M. Perry wrote:
> > >
> > > > Anybody seen this one? I cannot boot using 'boot floppy' or 'boot
> > > > /iommu/sbus/espdma/esp/fd at 5,0' - says no device found. Booting from sd at 5,0
> > > > works for the boot floppy, and I see:
> > >
> > > It's not a floppy (fd), it's a SCSI disk (sd) that happens to be 1.44mb,
> > > and that's your problem.
> > >
> > > The boot floppies don't deal with that case. I used tftp to do my download
> > Well, that sucks. :) Is there any way that people know of to get around
> > this? Could I 'dd' the ramdisk somewhere else and pass some arguments to
> > silo at boot? I could write the ramdisk to one of the partitions on the
> > hard drive easily enough, and then just waste it during the install phase.
> > I really don't want to screw around with tftp and rarp if I can help it.
> rarp and tftp is actually very easy.
> For my sparc book I put in /etc/rc.d/rc.local (on my RedHat Linux
> /sbin/rarp -s 192.168.100.10 0:0:83:ae:26:23
> /sbin/arp -s 192.168.100.10 0:0:83:ae:26:23
> I copy the tftp image in /tftpboot and make a symlink with the
> name of:
> The hardest thing is to calculate the hexadecimal equivalant for your IP
> address that you will give the SparcBook to put in the symlink. (That 8
> digit string is the IP address in the symlink and the part after the dot
> is the architecture.)
> That's all you need for TFTP/RARP booting. Writing this is more work then
> setting it up actually.
Yup, you are right. figured that out about 20 minutes ago... RedHat 6.0 is
almost done installing... Wheee!
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