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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2004 5:53 pm    Post subject: Making a Sparc boot floppy ? Reply with quote

The mkboot program that shows up in std sparc installs is useless, it needs lilo and makes an unreadable floppy (to the prom.."unable to find sun disklabel"). I've forgotten how I used to make boot floppys from about 5 years ago.

Got a HOWTO (for Sparc!) or a package ??
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2004 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most sparcs can't boot from a floppy. There's a rather fun OBP bug that makes it impossible on any semi-non-ancient box.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2004 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You must mean new sparcs, all my sparcs have been thru floppy boot many times....I just have forgotten the technique, apparently nowdays no one learns it.

In any case, SPARC Gentoo should drop the useless mkboot amongst others...
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The technique in the silo man page works and all parts are available via portage.
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