FreeBSD 5.3 for SPARC64 does not find SCSI disks on Unltra 1E
jjohndu at comcast.net
Sat Nov 20 10:20:19 PST 2004
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Long" <scottl at freebsd.org>
To: "John Du" <jjohndu at comcast.net>
Cc: <freebsd-sparc64 at freebsd.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 7:21 AM
Subject: Re: FreeBSD 5.3 for SPARC64 does not find SCSI disks on Unltra 1E
> John Du wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "David O'Brien" <obrien at freebsd.org>
>> To: "John Du" <jjohndu at comcast.net>
>> Cc: <freebsd-sparc64 at freebsd.org>
>> Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 5:14 PM
>> Subject: Re: FreeBSD 5.3 for SPARC64 does not find SCSI disks on Unltra
>>> On Thu, Nov 18, 2004 at 05:37:27PM -0800, John Du wrote:
>>>> I downloaded and burned the ISO images on CDs. The first CD boots OK.
>>>> When trying to partition the disks, the installer displays a message
>>>> saying no disks found.
>>>> The FreeBSD SPARC64 hardware list has the Ultra 1E as supported. What
>>>> do I have to do to install FreeBSD 5.3 on the SCSI disks on the Ultra
>>> IIRC, the SCSI controller in the Ultra 1E isn't supported yet. So you
>>> can only use the machine diskless. Or install a Qlogic ISP1000 S-Bus
>> I ran FreeBSD SPARC64 diskless on this machine before it was officially
>> released. When I saw the status of the Ultra 1E changed to "supported"
>> on the hardware list, I thought it meant the on board SCSI controller was
>> supported. Now I know I misunderstood the word "supported."
>> My thanks go to all the people who have offered their help.
>> John Du
> So as Marcel said, the best bet here is to send out a capture of the
> serial console during boot. Also, does openfirmware report the disks?
I have NetBSD installed and running on the SCSI disk on this machine. I
like FreeBSD better because I have been using it since the 386BSD on
floppies days. I will try to capture the serial console output to the list.
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