Subject: Re: 3/E netboot problems...
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 07/04/1997 14:57:27
> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 09:47:59 -0500 (CDT)
> From: "Allan 'Norm' Crain" <>

> I recently aquired four workstations which are apparently powered by Sun 3/E
> motherboards. Among various other odd boards in the chassis, there is a
> 501-8027 Sun 3/E Ethernet and SCSI board. I'm trying to boot NetBSD over the
> network with these, since I don't have any disks I could reasonably be
> expected to connect to the SCSI board. Unfortunately, for some reason, NetBSD
> doesn't want to see the ie on the 501-8027. The boot ROM sees it, the NetBSD
> netboot program sees it, but the kernel does not. I've used both the generic
> kernel and the ramdisk kernel on the site, neither will
> acknowledge the existance of ie0.

Hey, cool!  Nobody has ever tried NetBSD/Sun3 on the Sun3/E (AFAIK).
It will probably need some work.  Let me know if you have questions.
Want to loan one of the 3/E boards to me?