[CentOS-devel] CentOS 5.x for Sparc?

Michael Worsham michael at mwecomputers.com
Fri Aug 8 06:07:44 UTC 2008

I found that Ubuntu 8.04 has a build for Sparc. When I was loading it on 
my SunFire V120, I saw this via the dmesg...

sungem.c:v0.98 8/24/03 David S. Miller (davem at redhat.com)
PCI: Enabling device: (0000:01:0c.1), cmd 146
PHY ID: 437421, addr: 1
eth0: Sun GEM (PCI) 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet 00:03:ba:36:34:48
eth0: Found Generic MII PHY
PHY ID: 437421, addr: 1
eth1: Sun GEM (PCI) 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet 00:03:ba:36:34:49
eth1: Found Generic MII PHY

So it seems the driver for the eri(x) NICs is the sungem. So, is it 
possible to load this driver via the 'boot net linux...' upon a 
netinstall for CentOS? Because right now this driver is not being 
installed via the tftp64.img for Sparc builds.

-- Michael

John Summerfield wrote:
> Michael Worsham wrote:
>> I took a look, but it seems a number of the comments have been cut-off:
>> i.e. 'boot net vnc vncconnect= ip=dhcp ksmethod=...'
> Read the source, Luke!
> boot net vnc vncconnect= ip=dhcp 
> ksmethod=http://localrepo/centos/5/os/sparc/ lang=en_GB keymap=uk<
> But, it needs to be fixed.

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