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Re: sparc IPX can't boot from floppy
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: sparc IPX can't boot from floppy
- From: "Joseph C. Bender" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 13:51:57 -0500
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At 07:44 AM 2/1/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>--- Andrew Basterfield
>> On Thu, 31 Jan 2002 19:32:54 -0800 (PST)
>> Gavin Li <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > But, Why can I use this floppy disk and floppy
>> > to boot NetBSD image?
>> Maybe you put NetBSD on a better quality floppy disk
>> that the drive will
>> read, maybe the NetBSD bootloader works better with
>> your hardware. I don't
>The floppy and driver are the same.
>I successfully boot OBSD 2.9 from floppy, which means
>floppy30.fs has not been tested before put in the
I did run into something similar with my IPX, and this is what I did to
boot 3.0 (I didn't have time to mess with netboot):
I had a SCSI Zip drives attached to the IPX and to a Linux box (makes for
easy /etc backups in a pinch).
1. I dd'd the floppy3.0fs image to a zipdisk.
2. Placed the disk in the drive and did a boot /sbus/esp/sd@5,0
That was it. It loaded.
I've been meaning to try it with various tape drives Can't see why it
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