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Re: miniroot on sparc doesnt execute
- To: bugs_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org, trichter_(_at_)_ipk_(_dot_)_fhg_(_dot_)_de
- Subject: Re: miniroot on sparc doesnt execute
- From: George Robbins <grr_(_at_)_shandakor_(_dot_)_tharsis_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 15:53:55 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Tobias Richter <trichter_(_at_)_ipk_(_dot_)_fhg_(_dot_)_de>
> Subject: miniroot on sparc doesnt execute
> using miniroot20.sun4c.fs (from ftp.fu-berlin.de) I get the message
> 'file loaded does not seem to be executable'
> from my SUN's PROM.
> I used the (said to be) correct method to produce a bootable
> tape (i.e. dd if=miniroot of=/dev/rst0 bs=20b conv=sync) and
> told the machine to "boot tape bsd -s".
Unless something has changed from the ancient days, to make "bootable tape"
you need to copy some other files to the tape. Traditionally these were
the standalone format program and a copy program, you would use the copy
program to copy the miniroot into the b partition. You might also need a
tape second level bootstrap as the very first file.
I'm not sure if there is a working copy utility in the distribution, but
you could probably copy the right stuff off a bootable sun install tape.
What most people do is simply boot SunOS in single user mode, then use
dd to copy the mini-root to the swap partition (b) and "boot disk" from
that point. That's pretty much what's in the INSTALL.sparc notes.
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