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13. Installing Linux

To install Linux on a SPARC based computer, should be strightforward if you follow the informations provided by your distribution.

To boot from a floppy drive you have to have an install image on a floppy disk and to issue the boot floppy from the OpenBoot.

If your computer does not have a CDROM or a floppy drive, you can always try to perform a network installation using NFS as explained by this French document: http://www.linux-france.org/article/materiel/sparc-install/Sparc-netinstall.html . Basicaly, you have to set up an NFS server and to boot your computer using the boot net vmlinux nfsroot=192.168.52.12:/tmp in order to access the image that is exported by the 192.168.52.12 computer on the /tmp directory. Another source of information, this one is written in English, is this FAQ from the UltraLinux website ( http://www.ultralinux.org/faq.html#q_5_9 )


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