Where are the Sparc64 Installation Boot Floppies? (was - Re: Installation on SUN U10 Continued)

Brett D. Estrade estrabd at mailcan.com
Thu Jun 23 19:33:11 GMT 2005

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 :\


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