MirOS Manual: install.sparc(7)

INSTALL.SPARC(7)             BSD Reference Manual             INSTALL.SPARC(7)

NAME

     install.sparc - stub installation instructions for the sparc architecture

SYNOPSIS

     /install

DESCRIPTION

     This manual page describes how to install the MirOS operating system on a
     sparc (sun4c, sun4m) machine.

OBTAINING INSTALLATION MEDIA

     The MirOS homepage (see below) contains a comprehensive list of possibil-
     ities to get bootable installation media. In many cases, you will down-
     load MirOS from the internet via HTTP or BitTorrent. On some conferences
     and fairs, you can also get CDs directly from the developers. You can
     also mail them to have a CD sent to you if you don't have broadband.

     For more information, refer to the install.i386(7) manual page for now.

     You can either boot from a pretty minimal floppy image floppy10.fs, from
     a CD-ROM image (either the full CD or the minimal cdrom10.iso image), or
     netboot a bsd.rd ELF format gzip'd kernel using boot, formerly called
     boot.net, or netboot a directly bootable bsd.rd.net a.out format kernel.

NETBOOTING

     This section is a stub. For now, refer to the OpenBSD documentation at
     http://pub.allbsd.org/OpenBSD/3.5/sparc/INSTALL.sparc for details or ask
     in IRC. You can usually replace the
           server# ln -s boot.MACHINE.OpenBSD.$KARCH 8273900B.$KARCH
     line with
           server$ sudo ln -s bsd.rd.net 8273900B.$KARCH
     to make use of our netbootable kernels. Note that "8273900B" is the hexa-
     decimal, big-endian representation of the IPv4 address.

PARTITIONING

     The sparc architecture does not use MBR partitioning, so that you can
     skip reading about the fdisk utility in the i386 instructions. On the
     contrary, rather than storing a native BSD disklabel in sector #1 inside
     the MirOS partition, a Sun disklabel is stored in sector #0 of the medi-
     um. It is important that the 'a' slice begin at sector #0 as well.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

     Please see the install.i386(7) manual page for a detailled walkthrough.
     This manual page currently is only a stub.

SEE ALSO

     boot_sparc(8), disklabel(8), diskless(8)

     The MirOS homepage: http://mirbsd.de/

HISTORY

     Support for the sparc architecture first appeared in MirOS #7ter. It re-
     appeared in MirOS #10, although the floppy image came back only with
     MirOS #11, promoted to a fully supported architecture.

MirOS BSD #10-current          October 30, 2008                              1

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