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

Robert Slade bsd at bathnetworks.com
Sun Jun 26 16:08:34 GMT 2005

On Thu, 2005-06-23 at 21:16, Marius Strobl wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 02:33:10PM -0500, Brett D. Estrade wrote:
> 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?
> Marius


I am (still) having trouble with my U10. I managed to install 5.3
eventually and I have now updated to 6.0-GENERIC. I have done
buildworld, and built and installed a Kernel using the GENERIC config
file as is as this agrees with the errata:

device          sc
device          creator
options         KBD_INSTALL_CDEV

However, when I reboot, the console gets as far as:

getty[437]: open /dev/screen : no such file or directory
getty[438]: open /dev/ttya : no such file or directory

and then the console freezes - the keyboard does not work and the only
message is on tty0 when I su to root after a remote SSH logon.

The U10 has a PS2 combined keyboard and mouse. dmesg.boot shows: 

machfb0: <ATI 3D Rage I/II> mem 0xe1000000-0xe1ffffff at device 2.0 on
machfb0: 16 MB aperture at 0xcdd02000, 1 KB registers at 0xe17ffc00
machfb0: 2048 KB SGRAM 62.999 MHz, maximum RAMDAC clock 170 MHz, DSP
machfb0: resolution 1152x900 at 8 bpp
atapci0: <CMD 646 WDMA2 controller> port
ata2: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata3: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
pcib2: <APB PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci2: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib2
creator0: <Creator> on nexus0
creator0: console
creator0: resolution 1280x1024
syscons0: <System console> on nexus0
syscons0: Unknown <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
ad0: 76319MB <Seagate ST380021A 3.19> at ata2-master WDMA2
acd0: CDRW <CRD-8240B/1.24> at ata3-master PIO4

I have checked and /dev/screen and /dev/ttya do not exist.



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