Subject: Booting 7053?
To: None <port-sparc@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Gilbert <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 12/16/1996 00:03:20
	OK... having turned on the SMD drives, and having a new kernel
compile to support them, I tried a boot.  It recognises xd0, and then
it tries to probe the first disk.  It fails there with a timeout
(although I hear the disk gronk once (it's hard to miss) when it's
probed).  Also, after the kernel gets to the point where it's booting
from the SCSI disks, it seems to work, but it fails if there is an
fsck, for instance.

	The failure is odd, it's an unaligned trap where the trace
only includes three levels, one trap followed by two 'kernel_text'
entries, which doesn't sound very specific.

	I have two other 7053's to try here, but I could use some
advice.  There seems to be some kind of termination on the SMD's
command bus.  I gather it chains in a SCSI-like fashion.  One drive
has in/out for command marked... does it matter?

	Anyways, I could use an expert from the group to help me with
this ... I'd like to get 1.2 onto the SMD disks to boot (I'm running a
late sup of 1.1 now).


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