Where are the Sparc64 Installation Boot Floppies? (was - Re:
Installation on SUN U10 Continued)
marius at alchemy.franken.de
Thu Jun 23 21:27:11 GMT 2005
On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 01:36:03PM -0600, Scott Long wrote:
> Brett D. Estrade wrote:
> > On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 14:37:50 -0400, "John Baldwin" <jhb at FreeBSD.org>
> > said:
> >>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
> >>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 :\
> > Brett
> Installing from a normal video console should work a lot better with
> 6.0. I think that the June snapshot has enough pieces to demonstrate
> this, if you're willing to check it out.
6.0-CURRENT-SNAP004 is from before syscons(4) etc. was enabled in the
sparc64 GENERIC so can't be used to do an install via a graphics
console. There's however still my custom release for testing on the
Blade 100 laying around which has it enabled (but doesn't have support
for PS/2 hardware, yet):
When installing it I'd suggest to update to the latest 6.0-CURRENT
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