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From: BRM <bm_witness@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] QLA2xxx
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 15:21:08
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-sparc] QLA2xxx by BRM
I started trying to work on the system; however, we ran into a few
problems with it. I haven't been able to get the 2007.0 CD working
because of the aforementioned issue - it also doesn't list an obppath,
loading, or data files for the QLA controller under /sys/devices - so
following the instructions previously provided is impossible. :-<

I have located the device:


uDev is on the 2007.0 CD, and loads the module, but has problems.
Here's the dmesg output from the 2007.0 CD using the 2.6.20 kernel:

I also managed to find the CD I used on another system - a 2006.1 CD.
It boots and detects the QLA controller just fine - but uses the older
method where the firmware is built into the kernel. However, it is
unable to spin up the hard drive for some reason - it does detect it.
Here's the dmesg output from the 2006.1 CD using the 2.6.17 kernel:

Any tips? Is the hard drive bad? I'm not sure where to go from here,
and I need to get this at least with the basic OS on it before the


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RE: [gentoo-sparc] QLA2xxx "Pablo Andrés Martikian" <pablomartikian@×××××××.com>