Subject: Re: 5000/240 netboot question
To: Philip Tait <>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/11/1999 20:51:44
  Yep, that was it.  I enabled SQE and it's working fine.  I hadn't even
thought to check it.  Thanks folks!

  Oh, and...let me say...NetBSD/pmax on a 5000/240 is impressively zippy!

                  -Dave McGuire

On Wed, 11 Aug 1999, Philip Tait wrote:
>>This sounds exactly like what happened to me.  I'd lay odds you have a 10Base-T
>transceiver on the back of the /240 with "SQE Test" turned off.  It *must* be
>switched on.  You might need to cycle power to get it to recognise the switch
>The attached gives some useful background.
>Dave McGuire wrote:
>>   Hey folks.  I might be being stupid here, but I'm having a highly annoying
>> and rather persistent problem netbooting a 5000/240.
>>   The server is NetBSD/sparc 1.3I, and I'm trying to netboot the NetBSD/pmax
>> 1.4.1 snapshot kernel.  The server's tftpd logs the access, then I get a whole
>> slew of these:
>> ?IO: LANCE sts 0xa6b3
>> |?IO: LANCE sts 0xa6b3
>> /?IO: LANCE sts 0xa6b3
>> -?IO: LANCE sts 0xa6b3
>>   Ad infinitum.  Any suggestions as to what I might try?
>Philip J. Tait.....AlliedSignal Engines, Phoenix,

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