Subject: Re: New sparc64 netboot image available



On 04/03/2017 11:22 AM, Frans van Berckel wrote:
> Question: Why is the sprac64 image that big? Doing the the same with
> the wheezy image, the server does boot, true.

It contains both the kernel and the initrd. But that's true for sparc as well,
so I am not sure why the sparc image is so much smaller.

In debian-installer's build/util/tftpboot.sh:

sparc | sparc64)
elftoaout -o $tftpimage $tftpimage.tmp
# Piggyback appends the ramdisk to the a.out image in-place
piggyback64 $tftpimage $tmp $rootimage
;;

So, I am currently out of ideas, to be honest.

Adrian

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