Subject: Re: FW: Question/Help?
To: Robert D. Keys <>
From: Rick Copeland <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 10/05/1998 14:54:40

Wild question, is the box brown?  It sounds like you have the same setup as
I do!  The 3/160 I have is in two boxes, one with a 12 unit card cage and a
separate box with a large Fujitsu SMD disk.  Sorry thing is I understand
that NetBSD does not support the SMD yet.  Also if your SCSI board is a Sun
2 then for sure it is a "SE" and will not work right now.  Der Mouse was
working on a kernel patch for the SE and passed it to a number of people
including me to continue working on but I have yet to get it running.  You
can email him and get a copy.  You can contact  some of the surplus places
and most likely get a SI controller for about $50 bucks.  If not I might
know someone in the San Francisco area who could sell you one.  If you have
a Carrera CPU it has ethernet controller built in and you could netboot it.


At 05:12 PM 10/5/98 -0400, Robert D. Keys wrote:
>> Robert,
>> Is the SCSI VME card in the 3/110 a "SE" or a "SI"?  Both will work with
>> SunOS but only the "SI" will work with NetBSD right now.
>> Rick
>Also, I have the Xylogics 450, 451, and 7053 controllers, and one rather
>overgrown Fujitsu M2333K SMD drive that I could use, but that would take
>some rehashing of the cabling, since the drive cabinet (another 12 bay
>wide tower) got dumped off a truck and the cable ends are all toast.
>If I am understanding things correctly, I could use the scsi board to
>run the tape for booting and use the SMD drive for NetBSD-1.3.2?
>That might be one alternative approach.
>Thanks... and almost there.....
>Bob Keys