Subject: Re: sun fire V40Z running NetBSD
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Juergen Hannken-Illjes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/28/2005 14:38:30
On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 09:53:57AM +0930, Brett Lymn wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 09:46:31AM -0600, Greg Oster wrote:
> > I did an inital install w/ a monitor attached to a V40Z,
> Same here - we had a USB keyboard which it seemed the OBP did not want
> to talk to because, even though I was nice to the OpenBSD people and
> set up a bootselector for either OS, you couldn't select the
> non-default option. The keyboard only started working when the kernel
> was booted and wscons talked to it.
Mine did it right with a custom bootblock on the install media.
> > but right now
> > it's running quite happily with the console being sent to the
> > Lights-Out-Management stuff. (I think it's configured with serial
> > bootblocks, and then the serial port redirected to the LOM stuff)
> Cool :)
> > and 8GB RAM. Fastest build of -current so far (without X) is 35 minutes
> > on a tmpfs with '-j 4'. ('-j 6' took 37 minutes)
> Most of the time the machine was CPU bottle-necked in my case, the
> only time the disk i/o went up was when there was a lot of mkdir's or
> installing happening.
> > It's also fun
> > building a fresh kernel (from scratch!) in 2-3 minutes :)
> Yep - one could get used to that :)
If only amd64 had linux/linux32 compatibility or x86 would run with 16G ram ...
> Brett Lymn
Juergen Hannken-Illjes - email@example.com - TU Braunschweig (Germany)