Subject: Re: booting NetBSD from c1
To: Bill Sommerfeld <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 10/06/1999 13:15:56
On Wed, 6 Oct 1999, Bill Sommerfeld wrote:

# > My second question is regarding the le/scsi combo cards.  Is it possible
# > to boot NetBSD from the second controller? aAre the combo cards even
# > supported (looked, didn't see anything about them)?  When I tried it
# > loaded the kernel but couldn't find the root filesystem, boot -s didn't
# > even work.
# Not sure about booting, but I've got a le/scsi sbus combo card in a
# sparcstation 5; it's using le1 rather than the motherboard le0 and has
# a second disk on scsibus1; the boot disk is still attached to esp1.
# it configs as:
# dma1 at sbus0 slot 2 offset 0x81000: rev esc
# esp1 at dma1 slot 2 offset 0x80000 level 3 (ipl 5): ESP200, 40MHz, SCSI ID 7
# scsibus1 at esp1: 8 targets, 8 luns per target
# probe(esp1:0:0): max sync rate 10.00Mb/s
# sd3 at scsibus1 targ 0 lun 0: <SEAGATE, ST15230N, 0638> SCSI2 0/direct fixed
# sd3: 4095 MB, 3992 cyl, 19 head, 110 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 8386733 sectors
# lebuffer0 at sbus0 slot 2 offset 0x40000: 128K memory
# le1 at lebuffer0 slot 2 offset 0x60000 level 4 (ipl 7): address 08:00:20:77:06:62
# le1: 64 receive buffers, 16 transmit buffers

I'd say the answer to the question is "yes".  It looks as though the one
disk you have there is attached to the external (i.e. slotted) scsibus.
And unless you're booting from a floopy, it seems to boot just fine.

For the record, I used to be able to boot from said disk when I had
an FSB/E card in my IPX, no problem.  Of course, that WAS sunos...

...does anyone want to get rid of an FSB/E card REAL cheap?  My bus
is full up :-).

# 					- Bill

NetBSD: Net Some Nines.