Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
To: Keith M Wesolowski <wesolows@××××××××.org>
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 21:35:59
Message-Id: Pine.LNX.4.61.0411302134220.7559@lacewing.inforead.com
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
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On Tue, 30 Nov 2004, Keith M Wesolowski wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 09:20:57PM +0000, Ferris McCormick wrote: > > > 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. >
Thanks for the information. I don't know if I should have known that or not, but now both Zhang Weiwu and I do.
>> 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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