Subject: Re: 1.5 installation trouble
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List: port-sun3
Date: 03/12/2001 00:55:27
>I also had to search around a bit to discover that the Sun-3/60
>boot ROM requires you to disable parity on the SCSI bus before it
>wants to deal with the drive (as in "boot from it").  That must
>be a rather obvious candidate for an addition to the install

   I had always thought this to be true, but apparently it depends on your
boot ROM version. When I switched from SunOS 4.1.1 to NetBSD 1.4 a year and
a half ago, I tried turning on SCSI parity just to check, and all of my
3/60's (and other Sun-3's) were perfectly happy to boot with parity on.
Maybe somebody should make a chart of what versions are OK with parity and
what versions aren't. What version is yours?

   --James B.