[nycbug-talk] OT- OpenBSD on Sun Netra

michael lists
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
stinkin' CDROM!

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
3. halt
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.

Thanks again,


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