Subject: Re: adding a PCI card on ultra 10
To: Brian A. Seklecki <>
From: Erik E. Fair <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 06/10/2002 22:47:34
At 2:12 -0400 6/9/02, Brian A. Seklecki wrote:
>On 29 May 2002 @ 4:22pm (-0000), wrote:
>>  | The 2940 did indeed work. It apears in the ofw device tree, as well as
>>  | it's probed in the sparc64 kernel.  I've yet to attach any devices to it.
>>  There's a big difference between appearing in the OF tree and having useable
>>  OF drivers.  Without the latter you cannot boot from the device.
>On what level is that driver interface?  Does the card need to be OpenBoot
>Firmware aware?  Or would Sun need to release OPF support?  I noticed the
>card didn't show up in 'probe-scsi-all'.

The way to tell is to (from OpenFirmWare's "ok" prompt) cd to the 
device, and type "words" - if you see a series of OF routines like 
"open" "close" etc, you should be good to go for booting from that 
device. Macs (particularly the first PCI/PowerMacs) don't have very 
extensive OF support, so something like "probe-scsi-all" might not be 
supported - it probably requires a "word" that is sun-specific (or is 
listed as optional in IEEE 1275).

	Erik <>