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To: Keith M Wesolowski <wesolows@...>
From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
Subject: Re: a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 21:34:50 +0000 (UTC)
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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
>
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Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc)
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a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device
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Re: a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device
-- Zhang Weiwu
Re: a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device
-- Ferris McCormick
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