[RndTbl] Does anybody have a Sparc boot disk they can lend me?

Shawn Wallbridge shawn at synack-hosting.com
Tue Sep 13 17:29:40 CDT 2005

What was the exact error (and I am assuming this was on the Sun)?

Did you type 'boot floppy' at the ok> prompt? You may have to hit  
Stop-N to get to the ok> prompt before $OS starts booting (or send a  
break if you are doing all this over serial).

Given the reliability of Floppy drives and the age of a SS10, I would  
suggest booting off the network. Debian makes this _VERY_ easy.

Let me know exactly what you are seeing and I can help. Worst case,  
if you can get it downtown (just the machine, I have plenty of  
monitors/keyboards, etc) I can help you get it booting again.


On 13-Sep-05, at 3:21 PM, Mike Pfaiffer wrote:

> On September 13, 2005 12:52 pm, Colin Stanners wrote this amazing  
> epistle:
>>>> http://lists.debian.org/debian-sparc/2003/10/msg00236.html
>>>  Didn't find this one. I knew they had one but didn't find a  
>>> reference to
>>> it. I take it dd should work with this one?
>> Found it in my first 10 results ;-) dd should work, yes.
>  Interesting. I usually come up with commercial pages as well as  
> social
> commentary. Maybe it's the aura I project. I can mess with Google  
> for hours
> only to have someone else sit down and find what I was looking for in
> seconds. :-)
>  I tried dd. No joy. It said it couldn't find anything on the  
> floppy. I may
> have entered it wrong. It should be "dd if=root.bin of=/dev/fd0"  
> correct?
> BTW, Linux says something is there but it doesn't know what.
>     Later
>     Mike
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