[nycbug-talk] OT- OpenBSD on Sun Netra
Thu Sep 2 15:27:41 EDT 2004
On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 08:00:13 -0400
michael <lists at genoverly.net> wrote:
> I want to load OpenBSD on some old Sun pizza boxes.
Anthony Sofia & Okan Demirmen, thank you for your suggestions. Who
needs media when we have a net connection, right? We don't need no
The b-slice is recommended in the INSTALL.sparc64 document. It turns
out this is very easy if it already has an OS.
It was this simple: I used a crossover cable from the console port on
the Sun box to the serial port on my pc. I typed "tip -9600 tty00"
without quotes to start listening to the Sun box as it booted.
1. boot pizza box normally
2. copy over the miniroot36.fs to swap slice
4. at [ok] prompt type "boot disk:b bsd" without quotes
5. cheer out loud at familiar boot process
>From there on, it is a normal install for me with the exception of using
FTP instead of CD. The sets are downloading now.
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