Subject: Re: Installing Ross hypersparcs in a SS10
To: None <>
From: None <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 08/31/2004 20:04:25

Sounds like you need to upgrade the boot prom version.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tillman Hodgson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 7:53 PM
Subject: Installing Ross hypersparcs in a SS10

> Howdy folks,
> I recently picked up 2 Ross Hypersparc 90's (with no cache,
> unfortunately). I thought I'd stick them in my SS10 and do some simpel
> benchmarks against them, comparing them to the single 35Mhz (I think, I
> don't have a dmesg handy) CPU /with/ cache that I currently have.
> I'm unable to get the system to boot with either CPU (never mind dual).
> I get a beep and what sounds like a 1/2 second of hard-drive activity
> when the power is turned on, but the monitor light never goes from
> orange to green.
> I don't have any documentation on the Ross CPUs. Are there any jumper
> changes or other pre-installation things that I should have done?
> Assuming that I eventually get it running with the dual Hypersparcs,
> will my NetBSD -current installation work with these CPUs? The web page
> says "all hypersparcs", but it also has a caveat about CPUs without
> cache in a MP setting.
> Thanks for your help,
> -T
> -- 
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