Subject: Sun-3/50 port -- SCSI problems
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 11/09/1994 11:54:35
> From: (Marc Tamsky)
> Date: Wed, 9 Nov 1994 00:24:51 -0800
> I have a working Micropolis 135Mb drive on a Sun 3/50 that boots fine
> at SCSI 0, with the command 'b sd(0,0,0)'.  I've been trying to narrow
> down the reasons why my system doesn't recognize any other scsi drives
> that get hooked up.
> When I try to move the existing drive at ID=0 to another ID...
> All of the following configurations result in the same error message:
>   bdevvp: bad open
>   no ether device opened

That's a message from the SunOS kernel, right?
If so, the PROM able to load the boot program from sd(0,8,0)
and the boot program said "loading vmunix..." etc.

It sounds like your kernel is configured for only one
disk drive.  (i.e. /usr/kvm/sys/sun3/conf/SDST50)
Did you try using the generic kernel?

It should go like this:

>b sd(0,8,0) -a
Boot: sd(0,8,0) -a
root filesystem type (...): 4.2
root device (...): sd1a
root on sd1a fstype 4.2
Boot: vmunix
Size: ...
SunOS Release 4.1.1 ... <IDENT> (record this!)
root filesystem type (...): 4.2
root device (...): sd1a
swap filesystem type (...): spec
swap device (...): sd1b