Subject: Cache-Qube/netbsd (was Stupid ideas / questions)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Johnson <email@example.com>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun Cobalt Server Appliance Business Unit