Subject: Re: Miata 500a and NetBSD
To: Reinoud Zandijk <>
From: Wilko Bulte <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/17/2001 08:25:31
On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 02:55:35AM +0100, Reinoud Zandijk wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 12, 2001 at 10:21:07AM -0500, Jason Kaufman wrote:
> > I purchased a 500a in August and have been trying to get NetBSD on it
> > ever since.

> > The first issue with the 500a is getting a SCSI controller that is SRM-
> > compatible.  Mine shipped with an incompatible Adaptec-2940UW.  After
> > about a month of searching I came across a Qlogic ISP 1020 card that
> > I thought would work great.  But during the package installation process,
> > the NetBSD installer caused a machine check.
> Now this is _very_ weird... the Miata or DEC Personal Workstation 500au has
> an *onboard* SCSI controller.... what else do you think the harddisc is on

Not true. Depends on which model Miata you have. A GL has onboard SCSI,
an MX5 does not.

> :) not IDE for sure !! ;-) So you allready have one ... access it as dkc0 

Wrong. IDE is there as well. Look for dq* devices in case you have a 

> > > There are any problems using IDE disks ? (My miata has a 1 scsi and 1 IDE
> > > disk)
> The big IDE discs appeared to have problems but that proved to be just a
> faulted harddisc ... it broke not soon after. The new 40Gb Seagate EIDE 
> disc works fine and AFAIK the SRM can even boot from it !
> > As you probably already know, the Miata won't boot from an IDE hard disk.
> > I've never tried accessing a spare IDE drive under Linux.

Not true, IDE is bootable on Miata. 

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