Mounting Floppy diskette on Ultra Sparc 5. How?
Posted on 2005-05-14
I just started beating Ultra Sparc 5 at home. Solaris 8 OS loading is not successful, but I could run rudimental Unix system by,
ok boot cdrom -s (Single User Mode)
So, I decided to use a text level Unix at the beginning of this practice. Now, I need to "mount" floppy diskette to input something into the computer. I did something like,
# mount /dev/rdiskette /dev/fd0
(I tried similar commands several times. The error messages were different depend on the command line.)
One time, it said, this is not the Filesystem it can read (because I am inserting PC format diskette). Then, I started "format" and "mkfs" first.
# format -t diskette /dev/rdiskette
# mkfs -F s5 /dev/diskette
I tried something similar commands like above several times. But each time I got some error, such as "s5" isn't in Kernel, "partition number is unknow", so on ...
Will someone write Step by Step command lines for PC floppy disk to be formatted, and to be made a proper FileSystem, and then mouned onto the Ultra Sparc 5 at console which is not running CDE? Thank you!