I have dug out one of the (now, sadly) defunct SPARCclassics and would
to install linux on it. (It's currently running Unix System V 4.0).
I am reading the www.ultralinux.org/faq but not having much experience
the Sparc station I am having some difficulty understanding what is
To install over the network (no crdom) the faq says
"The sequence to install Linux from the network is:
Add an entry for the new machine to the ARP/RARP cache.
Set up a TFTP server where the bootimage can be transferred
Set up a fileserver where you can install the software from
(NFS, FTP etc).
Most distributions allow the client to boot via either an NFS mounted
root, or a network-loaded ramdisk. Also make sure that server and client
are allowed access to the services that
are needed when your system is using tcp-wrappers."
What is ARP/RARP? TFTP?
I can either install from the internet, or via NFS to the CDROm in my PC
the SPARC install files are on the SuSe CDRoms, otherwise I'll dig out
5.2 CDRom and try that).
Any advice would be appreciated.
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