Subject: Cache-Qube/netbsd (was Stupid ideas / questions)
To: None <>
From: Chris Johnson <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 05/28/2001 15:58:00
    A cache-qube is a 2700 with a ethernet card added.

    I can't speak to the NetBSD installation issues; you'll
    need to get help from others on this list for that.

    If you can use a a stock linux box to set up a disk that
    is capable of booting a Qube/RaQ, you should be able to
    plug it in and boot away.

    As for the PCI serial card, I don't think the boot ROM
    knows how to use a PCI serial card as the boot console.
    If the netbsd boot requires interaction with our boot
    ROM, then you are going to need the dongle.

    On the other hand, a PCI serial card should work for the
    runtime environment, assuming the kernel does the right
    thing about PCI serial card detection. This may suffice.
    For example, if there is a netboot proceedure the serial
    interaction may completely under the kernel environment.

    Chris Johnson             
    Sun Cobalt Server Appliance Business Unit