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On Wed, 1 Dec 2004, Zhang Weiwu wrote:
> Hello. I (by surprise) find that my Ultra 5 uses a standard 40-pin IDE cable,
> and the on-board connector seems to be only a standard IDE connector, thus,
> my harddisk, being able to run ATA66, is only working in very slow standard
> IDE mode.
> 2. How to boot from the hdd on the card. I just learnt to use 'boot cdrom' on
> OBP to boot from CDROM, but yet is it possible to boot from the hdd on the
> card? If this is not possible, perhaps I need to prepare a boot floppy to
> bring up the OS (on hdd)?
This one I can sort of answer. The following process has worked for me
on a U10 with an external drive:
1. At the 'ok' prompt, type in the command-- show-disks
2. It will show the disks and ask you to select the one you want.
Select the external drive (They are labeled a, b, c, etc. You should
see a & b; pick the one corresponding to your external drive. If it's
not obvious from the disk name, by using brute force you can do this
twice, once with the external drive on and once not.)
3. boot ^Y (Ctrl-Y), or 'devalias gentoo ^Y' and then 'boot gentoo'
If this doesn't appeal, you can wait for someone who actually knows the
easiest way to do this on a U5 & then do that.
At some point, you probably want to go to
and grab some OpenBoot documentation.
Somewhere on Sun's site is the answer to your exact question, but I
haven't any idea where, anymore.
Something else you can do is go to the #gentoo-sparc FreeNode IRC
channel and ask around there.
> Thank you for your help .
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Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc)
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