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To: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
From: Keith M Wesolowski <wesolows@...>
Subject: Re: a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 13:24:24 -0800
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

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