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Re: sparc IPX can't boot from floppy
On Thu, 31 Jan 2002 22:59:31 -0800 (PST)
"f.johan.beisser" <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Andrew Basterfield wrote:
> > If you can net boot NetBSD then you can net boot OpenBSD.
> not true, at least, on the IPX. there are a few problems with the sun4c
> architecture, that prevent booting. these cropped up in 3.0, and still
> exist in the latest snapshots. to the best of my knowledge, they have
not> been solved.
"short read" (the error Gavin Li got) is due to a read error on the media.
I have seen this many times on my SS2, booting OpenBSD 2.9 as well as 3.0
which is why I always netboot the installer. I am aware of the issues 3.0
has with sun4c (which I found out the hard way and is why I no longer use
it). The instruction I gave apply equally for OpenBSD 2.9