Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: Francis Devereux <francis@×××××.org>
To: Keith M Wesolowski <wesolows@××××××××.org>
Cc: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>, 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: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 12:24:32
Message-Id: 20041201122428.GK819@gecko.repton.int
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-sparc] a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device by Keith M Wesolowski
On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 01:24:24PM -0800, Keith M Wesolowski wrote:
> 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.
The NetBSD/sparc64 FAQ has some information about booting from standard IDE controllers: http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/sparc64/faq.html#pci-cards Looks like it's worth a go - I haven't tried it myself though. Francis -- gentoo-sparc@g.o mailing list