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To: Keith M Wesolowski <wesolows@...>
From: Francis Devereux <francis@...>
Subject: Re: a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 12:24:28 +0000
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

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-- Zhang Weiwu
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