[Bug 40119] Re: SPARC boot failed: Illegal Instruction
fx at gnu.org
Sat Dec 23 15:53:26 UTC 2006
> successfully installed dapper 6.06.1 on sunfire v280r
Well, that's a different architecture and experience is that it has
different issues. (At least with v2xx, it used to make a difference
how the memory was installed.)
> things to look out for:
Thanks, but I have quite a lot of experience with sparc. I haven't
been able to try that box again, though.
> - always cold boot
That's a SILO bug, and a problem for production systems. I thought it
had been fixed by now for Ultra III, but I now longer have one to try.
Has it been reported as still a problem?
> - if the install stops at Booting Linux, append fb=true
That should be reported too, of course. Graphics problems mainly
occurred on Blade 10 when I was last involved, but that wasn't the
It's typically more successful to boot sparc via tftp than CD, but it
shouldn't be, of course.
SPARC boot failed: Illegal Instruction
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