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

Michael Worsham

michael at mwecomputers.com
Fri Aug 8 00:16:23 UTC 2008

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=...'

Since it seems that the network card driver is failing, is it possible 
to force load the Sun FastEthernet driver or at least boot to the Linux 
screen where I can add in my own command line options?

-- Michael

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Michael Worsham wrote:
>> Thanks for the site/URL. I downloaded the tftp64.img and was able to 
>> get my SunFire V120 (UltraSPARC-IIe) to see the image and load it via 
>> my CentOS 5 rarpd server.
>> However, I guess I am running into some sort of brick wall when it 
>> comes to CentOS loading the correct NIC driver to assign an IP address 
>> to the server. The V120's on-board network card is coming up as a eri0 
>> and eri1 (Sun RIO 10/100 Ethernet [eri]).
>> If there a way to configure the command line via LOM interface it so 
>> it loads the correct NIC driver, sets the ip, etc? I though about 
>> something like kickstart, but the tftp64.img doesn't come up to a 
>> CentOS Linux window -- just goes directly to where it starts loading 
>> drivers for the SCSI drives, then waiting for the language location.
> http://www.karan.org/blog/index.php/2008/03/01/network-booting-sparc-obp-machines#comments 
> first comment might interest you.
> However, you will still need to work out what command you are going to 
> pass though with what values.

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