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Old 06-07-2005, 01:19 PM   #1
Trant0r
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Net booting LFS on a Sparcstation LX


Hi there. I only just discovered LFS several days ago and decided to try it out on my old Sparcstation LX (the university I'm at was binning it along with some ultrasparcs).

Anyway, I've been using Linux From Scratch Version 7.0-cross-lfs-20050511-Sparc and I have reached the end of chapter 7. Now I need to get everything on the the sparcstation so that I can begin section V, chapter 9.

The problem is that although I have net booted before (to install solaris on an ultrasparc, debian on an old laptop) I have no idea how to make the boot image for tftp.
I looked at using mknbi (from the etherboot package) but that appears to be for x86 systems only.

The sparcstation has no floppy drive which is why I need to net boot it instead. Once I get it to net boot I plan to copy everything onto its harddrive.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 10:01 AM   #2
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Re: Net booting LFS on a Sparcstation LX

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Originally posted by Trant0r
Hi there. I only just discovered LFS several days ago and decided to try it out on my old Sparcstation LX (the university I'm at was binning it along with some ultrasparcs).

Anyway, I've been using Linux From Scratch Version 7.0-cross-lfs-20050511-Sparc and I have reached the end of chapter 7. Now I need to get everything on the the sparcstation so that I can begin section V, chapter 9.

The problem is that although I have net booted before (to install solaris on an ultrasparc, debian on an old laptop) I have no idea how to make the boot image for tftp.
I looked at using mknbi (from the etherboot package) but that appears to be for x86 systems only.

The sparcstation has no floppy drive which is why I need to net boot it instead. Once I get it to net boot I plan to copy everything onto its harddrive.
Try out googling: "diskless howto"
 
  


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