Subject: Re: SunPC support?
To: None <patl@Phoenix.Volant.ORG>
From: Sean Berry <email@example.com>
Date: 09/26/2000 12:59:57
SunPC is an sbus 486 (and others, I suppose) board, while SunPCi is a
somewhat self-contained PC subsystem on a PCI card. Two entirely
On Tue, 26 Sep 2000 patl@Phoenix.Volant.ORG wrote:
> Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 10:47:34 -0700 (PDT)
> From: patl@Phoenix.Volant.ORG
> To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: NetBSD/Sparc Mailing list <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: SunPC support?
> On 18-Sep-00 at 06:29, Todd Vierling (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > On Mon, 18 Sep 2000, David Brownlee wrote:
> > : Sorry - I switched between the software and board in my post -
> > : I was thinking more about getting the SunPC hardware board
> > : running with NetBSD on the host system, and then trying to get
> > : the board to run Windows or NetBSD.
> > This requires kernel support. The SunPC board, while bearing a processor
> > and BIOS, does not have any memory (it shares the Sun memory bus), and must
> > be configured by the kernel, providing a /dev node for the userland
> > software to use.
> The SunPCi board does have its own memory - two standard SIMM slots.
> The base configuration comes with 64Mb.
> Given the hardware specs, it shouldn't be difficult to make this board
> work in any PCI based system; or to make it support non-M$ operating
Sean Berry works with many flavors of UNIX, but especially Solaris/SPARC and
NetBSD. His hobbies include graphics and raytracing. He drinks coke mostly.
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