Subject: Re: 8600 explodes with 2.0BETA as well
To: John Klos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brian Hechinger <email@example.com>
Date: 07/15/2004 07:45:50
On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 06:38:55PM -0400, John Klos wrote:
> I have a 9600 on which I have a 4 gig disk on the motherboard SCSI for
> booting the kernel and for a backup OS. I just custom compiled a kernel
> with the root hardcoded to sd0a, since my PCI SCSI card is scsibus0. Any
> old SCSI drive will do.
yeah, this is my ultimate plan, as it will ease the transition from IDE to SATA
since the OS won't like there and i won't need to worry about OF supported
SATA controller. ;)
> Also, if you test the OS on the motherboard SCSI before using the IDE,
> you'll know if that has anything to do with your problems. I've seen
> lockups with bad (as in not well supported) IDE cards before.
well, after reseating the ram and cpu, it seems to be stable now. building a
new kernel as we speak. pkgsrc is next.
> Aren't the Hauppauge video cards supported? I remeber Hauppauge - they
> were one of the first companies with an i386 motherboard...
not really sure, as i've never tried to use a Sun that way before. :)
ok, so there is a chap who has the A/V for this thing supported for linux.
who could i convince to work on getting it running in NetBSD? ;)
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