On 5/5/19 8:56 PM, Chris Ross wrote:
On Sun, May 05, 2019 at 07:40:20PM -0400, Dennis Clarke wrote:
I see https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports/grub-test/ and
have fetched debian-10.0-sparc64-grub-NETINST-1.iso which may
work on a very very old netra test unit. A Netra X1 in fact.
However it has enough memory and a basic serial port for a

Can I serve up this iso image via TFTP/NFS or is it better to
mess around with a physical CDROM ?

I don't have any answers or advice for you, but would be very
interested to hear more about it.  I also have old Sparc's, including
(if it's still around somewhere) an X1.  It would be a lovely low-power
server if I could get it running a reasonable OS.

Well I think any tests that I do will need to be via tftp/nfs as there
is no way that I can attach an old IDE CDROM to this artifact.  I was
able to install Solaris 10 into it just fine.  However that was via a
netboot process as old as the hills.

The other fine fun here is that the NVRAM is toast as is the battery.

I think I should just scrap this test and move on to more modern server
types like the M3000 or Netra T2 line.

Dennis Clarke
UNIX and Linux spoken
GreyBeard and suspenders optional

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