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

Scott Long scottl at samsco.org
Thu Jun 23 19:36:09 GMT 2005

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.


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