[plug] Leeenix/BSD On a SPARC 2

Chris Griffin chrisg at doladns.dola.wa.gov.au
Thu Apr 6 10:17:46 WST 2000


I too have a Sparc 2 (40MB ram and 2GB disk, play toy) and it is running 
RedHat (5.2 at the moment but I have 6.1 Sparc I am going to put on it). My 
system has no floppy drive and had no cdrom when I first installed it, 
although I do now have an old cdrom which does mount on it but I have never 
tried to boot/install from it (yet).
I did the original install using a combination of bootp (to get the install 
image going) and nfs (to get the rest of the images) both served out from 
my i386 linux box.
Is this of any use to you? I live in Hillarys.

Chris Griffin

At 00:14 5/04/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>Hey all,
>I have a SPARCstation 2 with 64 Meg of RAM and a 1 Gig HDD that run's 
>Solaris 2.5 ATM, it has a AUI 10Base2 (Coax) tranceiver and is based 
>around the Sun4c archecture, It has a SPARC floppy but no cd-rom drive.
>The fact that it run's Solaris 2.5 suck's and I'm going to put either the 
>SPARC port's of Debian 2.1r3/4 (slink) or NetBSD 1.4.1 onto it and turn it 
>into my router and main server.
>Do any of you guy's (preferabley in the northern suburb's, but hey, I'm 
>desperate) have an external SCSI CD-ROM drive that work's on SPARC's? IE, 
>it read's in 512 byte chunk's that could be lent to me for a day or so 
>while I installed whatever the hell I'm going to install on it?
>Also, if you have CD's/CD-R's of either NetBSD, Debian or OpenBSD (or 
>anything similar, Solaris 7 etc.) for SPARC could you please gimme a mail. :D
>Thanks for your help.
>PS, Hey Mr (Paul) Baumgarten, that is if you still reply to the PLUG 
>mailing list and wa.plug during school hours, and when I tried to trick 
>you into admitting it you pretended you couldn't here me, ha! :)
>Dave: bsdave at linuxstart.com
>Do you do Linux? :)
>Get your FREE @linuxstart.com email address at: http://www.linuxstart.com

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