Help Sparc Linux Network install

Help Sparc Linux Network install

Post by Eli Cikowsk » Wed, 03 Dec 1997 04:00:00

    I'm trying to install Linux (Redhat for Sparc) over a network
connection from my Linux machine, and I just can't seem to get it to
work, even thought I followed the RedHat examples to the letter  When
the Sparc finishes copying the boot image from the Linux machine, I get
the message "Data Access Exception".  When I tried the same thing with a
SunOS bootimage, it copied and booted fine.  No one else appears to have
these problems with Linux or NetBSD, since I haven't found any messages
in the support area, does anyone know how or if I can fix this problem?

Eli Cikowski


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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