Subject: open firmware and Adaptec 2940UW Controller
To: None <port-macppc@NetBSD.org>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/02/2001 18:30:38
I have a Power Domain 2940UW controller that I can boot MAC OS8.5.1 from
without any trouble. However, I can not boot NetBSD from it.
Under OF, when I do a "dev /bandit/ADPT,2940UW" I get an "ok". When I
enter "words", I also get an "ok", but no "open". As far as I can tell,
the controller should not boot the disk, according to the literature and
FAQ. When I try to boot NetBSD from OF, I just get a statement that I
cannot open the disk.
As a test, I repartitioned the same Barracuda 4Gig disk and installed
MacOS 8.5.1, and it boots just fine! I understand that if I can boot Mac
OS from the device, I should be able to boot NetBSD.
Settings for OF are:
"setenv boot-device /bandit/ADPD,2940UW@6:0"
"setenv boot-file netbsd"
"setenv load-base 600000"
"setenv real-base F00000"
I am using the modified system disk utility, and all that stuff. I got
this system, NetBSD, to run off a La Cie scsi Jaz drive, using the
internal scsi controller just fine, so I have a lot of experience with
OF and macppc now. Also running the i386 version for a couple of years.
Thanks in advance.