Joined: 29 Jul 2003
|Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 7:38 pm Post subject: Gentoo Installation on Sun Netra AX1150-500
here my installation howto for Sun Netra AX1150-500
CPU UltraSparc IIe 500 mhz , 1 GiG Ram, IDE Hdd 20 GIG, 2x Nic´s
Boot from latest Livecd for Sparc64 doesn´t work
"Fast Data Access MMU Miss" Problem.
OBP Version Update from 4.0.0 to 4.0.3 (latest) the problem still exists.
Now i decided to boot from TFTP Server over Network. Here you can grab the tftp image to boot http://auric.debian.org/~bcollins/disks-sparc/3.0.23-2002-10-05/
sun4u Folder for 64 Bit sun4cdm for 32 Bit.
Gentoo has no Tftp boot images
Where can i get an DHCP/TFTP Server? I took hahneWin DHCP/TFTP Server for windows.
Copy the TFTP Image to the folder where hahneWin is installed.
Rename it to SUNW.UltraAX-e2, because the Sun searches for that name on the TFTP Server.
Boot your sun "STOP-A" type at prompt > boot net:dhcp
Now the Sun loads the Image > Debian boot up. You have two consoles switch between consoles with "ALT-F2 and ALT-F1". You can use the on screen menu to config the system, look with dmesg which devices where found.
You can exactly use the gentoo help:
Now i have a Gentoo Linux running on my SUN =