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 Booting FreeBSD 5.0 on a Sun

Daemon News tells us how to boot FreeBSD 5.0 on a Sun machine over the network.

"To allow developers to test their code, especially disk drivers, it is necessary to boot the machine without using a disk. The FreeBSD Handbook describes the procedure for booting a diskless workstation, but that does not entirely apply to booting a FreeBSD-sparc64 system on a machine such as an Ultra 2. The solution below involves using TFTP and the kernel support for a NFS-mounted root partition to boot FreeBSD from the network."

 (Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 8, 2003 )


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