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Re: Can't boot SS2 from CD with 8.0, 8.1, 8.99

SFEv2 ("Swift") cards don't work in sun4c, at least under any version of SunOS 4.x or Solaris. NetBSD *might* be different, but I doubt it. I seem to remember from way back then that OBP issues were the cause (and lack of DMA would do it too, although that only crops up with the 3rd SBus slot of the SPARCstation-1/1+).

There is a possibility that the SFEv1 ("BigMac") cards *might* work in sun4c.

Of course, an FSBE/S (SCSI &10BaseT LANCE combo) add-in card should be fine, if you have one.

-- Mike

On 3 July 2019 17:21:39 BST, Mouse <mouse%Rodents-Montreal.ORG@localhost> wrote:
My memory is fuzzy on this topic, but are you sure the hme cards work
on sun4C sbus machines? I think I've only seen them work on sun4m or
newer equipment.

That's the first thing that comes to mind for me too, but it's less
"sun4c" and more "OB version doesn't understand it".

If NetBSD scanned the SBus directly instead of depending on the ROM
code to set everything up, we could support a lot of things that don't
work at present.

But, of course, that opens a different can of worms.

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