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Re: Making Bootable OpenBSD SPARC iso image
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Making Bootable OpenBSD SPARC iso image
- From: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2003_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 12:24:14 -0400
- Mail-followup-to: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2003_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>, misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
Quoting Bruno Saverio Delbono (bdelbono_(_at_)_leviathan_(_dot_)_lucifer_(_dot_)_at):
> I just got my hands on a ss5 and wanted to install the latest snapshot of
> openbsd -current for my sun4m box. The method I wanted to boot from was
> cdrom and I didn't really have the time to setup diskless(1). Anyways, long
> story short.. there are no good documents to create a bootable OpenBSD
> Sparc ISO. Most of the information is redundant, too complicated etc.
Wait, you didn't have time to setup diskless, but you had
time to do this (quite useful infomration, by the way - no
intent to denigrate it).
Diskless requires rarpd (/etc/ethers wants to be populated).
and tftpd (a boot and kernel want to be in /tftp, named oddly).
Oh, and an NFS export of / and SWAP space.
Once setup, I just leave an /etc/init.d/startdiskless script
that I run by hand if I need to support a box disklessly. You
never need it, until you suddenly need it NOW. So it's worth
setting up once and leaving.
It's been handy when a friend has found a SPARC and wants to check
if it works. Plug in, get the MAC (for /etc/ethers) and "boot net"
to get a working box.
> So here's my success story and steps (iso created in Linux) which are fairly
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