Sparc linux network install problem!

Sparc linux network install problem!

Post by pano » Wed, 31 Mar 1999 04:00:00

  I try to install Redhat 5.2 on a Sparc Classic. The disk is formated now
  so it boots from a linux box on the same ethernet with tftpboot.
  The installation program proceeds well until I finish the selection
  of packages to be installed and then it exits with a message that it
  failled to put the ftp server in passive mode.

  I tried with a lot of ftp servers (from the ftp mirror page at but always the same :-(

  Any ideas are welcome...

That's all


1. Installing RH Linux 5.2/Sparc on Sparcstation2 via my Windows95/98 peer-peer network


I would like to install Redhat Linux 5.2/Sparc on a  Sun SS2 via my
Windows95/98 peer-peer network. I would have loaded RH Linux on a
CDROM drive, but the only SCSI I could find at work is not compatible
with the SS2. I'm fairly new to unix in general - I have limited
experience with shell accounts at my previous school. And I'm very new
to the Sparc2, as I just picked it up recently.

I'm not sure what steps I need to take to accomplish the install. The
Sparcstation2 is running Solaris 2.5.

My questions are -

1) How do I setup the SS2 under Solaris 2.5 for the correct network
settings for my LAN? (ie, I would need to set it as

2) Once I download RH 5.2/Sparc onto one of my Windows98 PC's, how to
I get the Sparc2 to retrieve it and begin installation?

Thanks greatly for your help!

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