Subject: Re: Sun 4/4xx support?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Matthew Jacob <email@example.com>
Date: 02/07/2000 22:04:20
> I don't know if the 470 *can* netboot. :-)
Yes, but it's painful. It's the old Intel Ethernet chip. Not only that, but
for it to work at all on a sunray half the IOCACHE is devoted/wired for the
onboard ethernet chips IO descriptors- and the IOCACHE has to set up for it to
work as the internal bus (moonshine) had latency problems IIRC.
A 'best bet' for quick porting turnaround is a multi-initiator SCSI
to another sparc machine, i.e.:
NCR SCSI-3 Board
id 7 (natch) --- Stupid Slow Older Disk
(an old PBox with a 600MB 5-1/2", e.g.), id 0
SparcStation (internal disk @ id 3)
with boot prom setting SCSI ID to 6.