Problem loading RedHat6.2 on Sun Sparcstation5

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Old 10-15-2002
Data Problem loading RedHat6.2 on Sun Sparcstation5

I have been trying to install RedHat6.2 for sparc on a Sparcstation5. After partitioning the hard drive, the system keeps hanging while trying to format the disk. I don't get any error messages to indicate what the problem is. Is there a way of checking the integrity of the hd from the boot prom? Better still, is there a way of formatting the h/d from the boot prom?
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Old 10-15-2002
What is the size of the h/d in the Sparc5?

According to SUN, the Sparc5 could have a drive of a size 535MB to 4.2GB. If it is a small drive, that may be a problem.Sparc 5

Also, I could not find any info showing any version of Redhat working with a Sparc system (using sparc in the architecture dropdown menu). Search support at Redhat

(Update - found it - Redhat on Sparc )

You can't format the drive at the ok prompt. You might be able to if you can boot from a cdrom drive ( ok boot cdrom -s ). First find out for sure if it will work on a sparc system.
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Old 10-18-2002
H/D is a 2 Gig Seagate drive. I can boot to cd with the RedHat installation disks so will attemp to run the command you mentioned. Many thanks.
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