View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu install on Sun SPARC Ultra 10 not working

May 19th, 2009, 11:11 PM
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 9.04 server sparc on an Ultra 10 using the cdrom.

I downloaded the ubuntu-9.04-server-sparc.iso
from: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/9.04/release/
and verified the md5sum.

I burned the iso to a cdrom disc and verified the md5sum on the cdrom disc.

I enter the OBP during initialization by pressing the keys Stop A.
I boot with: boot cdrom
At the Welcome to Ubuntu jaunty! screen I start the install with: install
I select install language.
I select the country.
I select keyboard model: Sun Type 5
I select keyboard origin: USA
I select keyboard layout: USA

Then the installer displays a banner with the message: Detecting hardware to find CD-ROM

Then a banner is displayed with the message: No common CD-ROM drive was detected.

The banner mentions that I can install drivers from removable media or I will be given the option to manually select CD-ROM modules. The banner provides these options:

Load CD-ROM driver from removable media? It asks, yes or no.

When I select No the install does not go any further. It does not gives me the option to manually select the cd module but it does not work if I try to do that. I don't know what to type in the box for the path it is asking for.

If I select Yes with a blank floppy in the drive the install searches the floppy for the cdrom drivers.

Can someone tell me where can I get/download the cdrom drivers to put on a floppy?
Are there any special instructions for installing the drivers on a floppy? Can I bypass installing the drivers and continue with install somehow?