On 3/31/22 14:53, Joost van Baal-Ilić wrote:

On Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 04:30:52PM -0400, Dennis Clarke wrote:
On 3/29/22 15:48, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
Dennis Clarke wrote:
# 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 would really like to just serve up the installer over TFTP/BootP and
get the process going. Good old NFSv3 can serve everything else.

At https://www.debian.org/releases/bullseye/amd64/ch04s05.en.html there is
"Preparing Files for TFTP Net Booting" in the Debian GNU/Linux Installation

Wouldn't that get you going?

Actually it may ... I have to test that as it would be *most*

However after I see the error of my ways I hooked up an external scsi
disk to my old Netra and managed to dd the netinst to that just fine.
So while it may be slow it is running fine thus far :

hades# uname -a
Linux hades 5.16.0-6-sparc64 #1 Debian 5.16.18-1 (2022-03-29) sparc64 GNU/Linux

hades# cat /proc/version
Linux version 5.16.0-6-sparc64 (debian-ker...@lists.debian.org) (gcc-11 (Debian 11.2.0-18) 11.2.0, GNU ld (GNU Binutils for Debian) 2.38) #1 Debian 5.16.18-1 (2022-03-29)

hades# cat /proc/cmdline
BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinux-5.16.0-6-sparc64 root=UUID=dba85bc4-a7fb-42f9-938f-908031ae6ec5 ro verbose net.ifnames=0

I use the net.ifnames=0 option there to get trivial eth0 type interface
names and then modify /etc/network/interfaces as needed.

hades# uptime
 22:43:37 up 40 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.03, 0.29, 0.41

So now I am going to try to compile a custom 5.17 kernel :)

Dennis Clarke
UNIX and Linux spoken
GreyBeard and suspenders optional

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