Subject: Re: Troubles with a vaguely 7500.
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Henry B. Hotz <email@example.com>
Date: 08/26/1999 11:38:47
At 11:24 AM -0700 8/26/99, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
>On Thu, Aug 26, 1999 at 10:31:06AM -0700, Henry B. Hotz wrote:
>> Just for giggles you could copy the ofwboot.xcoff and netbsd files from the
>> boot floppy image onto the CD-ROM you burn and boot directly from it.
>Yeah, I could have, but I decided not to complicate things, and I've
>got the 1.4.1 packages installed... but now I get a kernel pacnic
>allocating VM. (See my more recent post.)
I recall problems with more than 128MB RAM, and I think it had something to
do with OF not configuring it properly. That was a long time ago, but you
might try pulling some of the RAM anyway.
>Only minor differences between 8500 and 7500, though... same
>motherboard... really 7500 is (almost) an 8500 sitting on its side
>minus the video out portion of the AV board... but both came in
>several different revisions, so that things like OF versions and such
>might have changed between one 7500 and another, not to mention
>between a 7500 and an 8500.
Both have AV stuff. It's on a daughter card though. The 8500 is older,
but both have OF 1.0.5.
My best guess is the PCI SCSI card in the 7500 (Adaptec 2940UW). The
CD-ROM and the original disk are still on the motherboard internal SCSI
Without support for MacOS partitions I'm going to wait until the 7500 is
decomissioned in favor of a G4 to do much NetBSD ppc'ing.
Good luck with your system.
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