Subject: Re: Anyone running a Sparc5/170 ??
To: Michael J. Miller Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Neil J. McRae <email@example.com>
Date: 07/01/1997 09:18:02
On Mon, 30 Jun 1997 19:19:30 -0700 (PDT)
"Michael J. Miller Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The question is, how does it work? I can see two possibilities. First,
> they switch into an emulation mode automatically. If this is the case,
> then both Sparc Linux and NetBSD should boot fine, and neither does. The
> second is that there is code in the boot PROM that looks at the boot block
> and switches on the emulation mode if it sees an OS such as 4.1.4 that
> it knows does not support the TurboSPARC. This seems a bit convoluted
> to me.
"Convoluted" from Sun - SURELY NOT! :-)
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