Has anyone out there done a Linux install on a Sparc station?
I would like some details? Is the CD bootable? How do you get started?
This is kind of two questions in one
I've just acquired an un-needed sparc clone from work - it's badged "Solair",
has a label underneath stating that it's made by DTK computers and anounces
itself as a "DTKstation/Classic+". I though that I might have a look at the
sparc port for fun.
So I copied the RedHat 4.0 sparc boot image (the v2 image since the machine
claims a version 2.9 ROM) and booted it up.
The kernel loads, identifies all (I think) of the hardware gets as far as
loading the ramdisk image and produces the message
"VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem)."
and then hangs
Is the problem that it's a clone (looks like a Sun to me, right down to the
ROM commands but I've not had much experience with clones).
Is the problem that it's a Sun4M (I recall that the sparc version doesn't work
on all of the sparc chips).
Is the problem that this machine is headless - it's connected to a VT220 (well
a Wyse pretending to be a VT220). Is there the equivalent of the serial console
patch for the sparc port and do I need it ?
Is it something else (all suggestions gratefully recieved).
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