Subject: Re: FW: Question/Help?
To: Rick Copeland <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 10/05/1998 15:38:14
On Mon, 5 Oct 1998, Rick Copeland wrote:

> Robert,
> 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

	That very much depends on your controller - I have NetBSD 1.3.2
	running on my sun3/260 (Well, its off right now due to heat and
	noise reasons).

> 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.

	I think you're referring to the 'sc' - IIRC the 'se' was used in
	the sun3e. Both the 'sc' and 'si' come in a 6U vme board in a 6U
	to 9U adaptor. The easiest way to tell the difference is to
	look for a '5380' SCSI chip (only present on the si).


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