Progress is very slow, if at all.

For reasons that elude me I have been unable to dump the install image
to a secondary scsi disk with dd. Every time I try I get told some bad
things :

# dd if=/cdrom/test/debian_20220328/debian-11.0.0-sparc64-NETINST-1.iso of=/dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s0 bs=2048 count=189529
dd: unexpected short write, wrote 1536 bytes, expected 2048
65725+0 records in
65725+0 records out

So that is strange. Perhaps the iso image file is a sparse file with a
hole in it. I doubt that but I will try another method and see what
happens. Really the only way I have been able to do this in the past was
to dd the netinst image to a scsi disk and then boot that disk. When I
get asked where the install media is within the installer I simply point
to a scsi cdrom which *is* the second scsi disk.

Now if I could netboot this thing .. that would be great. Network boot
and serve up the netinst installer image. How cool would that be?

Dennis Clarke
UNIX and Linux spoken
GreyBeard and suspenders optional

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