Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: Keith M Wesolowski <wesolows@××××××××.org>
To: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
Cc: Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu@××××××.com>, gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 21:24:27
Message-Id: 20041130212424.GA6982@foobazco.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-sparc] a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device by Ferris McCormick
On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 09:20:57PM +0000, Ferris McCormick wrote:

> What's c? ide@3/disk looks exactly right for the internal drive. (I > suppose c is the floppy?) > And, instead of 'show-disks' you can use 'show-devs' and see everything. > Then you will see what's on your external card if the system can see it. > (It should be another ide@?/disk, I would think.)
The problem here is that the add-on card was made for PCs not for Sun/Apple gear and therefore does not have OBP firmware on it. Cards without such firmware cannot be used for booting.
> Perhaps a solution is for you during the install to put the /boot > partition onto the internal drive and install the boot loader there. > (This should work fine unless you need to preserve it.) > Then put / onto the external drive, and follow the installation > guide for setting up the configuration.
This would work. -- Keith M Wesolowski "Site launched. Many things not yet working." --Hector Urtubia -- gentoo-sparc@g.o mailing list

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