Ultra 2 SMP stop in probing devices during install

Mikko Työläjärvi mbsd at pacbell.net
Thu Nov 27 14:02:43 PST 2003

On Thu, 27 Nov 2003, Jens Baedeker wrote:

> Hi there,
> i'm pretty new with freebsd. Currently i run a couple of sparc20 with
> OpenBSD. But i want to
> give Freebsd 5.1 a try. Unfortunately i cant get this Ultra2 with 2 CPUs
> working. When boot with
> first install CDROM it recognises the 2 cpus during the bootprocess and
> start probing for devices.
> I can stop this probing but then i end up in the OBP prompt again.
> Checked google and the docs but nothing here. I updated the OBP to 3.11.

You may have better luck with sparc specific questions over on
freebsd-sparc64 at .

However, I strongly suspect that your Ultra 2 has a scsi controller
that FreeBSD doesn't support (fas?), so even if you manage to boot,
you'll have to run it diskless and configure it to netboot.


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