Where are the Sparc64 Installation Boot Floppies? (was - Re:
Installation on SUN U10 Continued)
marius at alchemy.franken.de
Thu Jun 23 21:17:00 GMT 2005
On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 02:33:10PM -0500, Brett D. Estrade wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 14:37:50 -0400, "John Baldwin" <jhb at FreeBSD.org>
> > On Thursday 23 June 2005 02:22 pm, David O'Brien wrote:
> > > [ please don't top post - it looses context ]
> > >
> > > On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 01:01:18PM -0500, Brett D. Estrade wrote:
> > > > Do the installation boot floppy images for sparc64 exist as the
> > > > documentation claims, or are they a myth?
> > >
> > > They do not exist. These document files are shared with other FreeBSD
> > > architectures that do have boot floppies (i386 and alpha).
> > You can bug bmah@ about making the references to floppies only show up in
> > the
> > i386 and alpha release notes.
> Would he also be able to note that you need to install through a serial
> console? That and the floppies thing were the only 2 "gotchas" that
> plagued me after I thought I had gone through the effort of informing
> myself about FreeBSD on Sparc64....of course this still leaves Robert in
> a lurch with his U10 dilemma :\
Errata notes for 5.4 are in the works and 6.0 and probably 5.5 should
work with the most common graphics chips, especially the onboard ones
(see the creator(4) and machfb(4) man pages in -current). 6.1 probably
will have some additional drivers for Sun graphics add-on cards.
hrs, how is the errata comming along?
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