FreeBSD on Sun Fire V20Z

Deepak Naidu deepak_nai at
Thu Feb 23 22:36:59 PST 2006

Paul, I have FreeBSD 5.4 running on Sun Fire v20, no issues when installing...
 I havent tried FreeBSD 6.0, should not give issue, ensure ur booting from the first CD(I know u may b wright incase...)
 You may try FreeBSD 5.4 if it works you can come know why not with 6.0..
 Deepak Naidu

Paul Schmehl <pauls at> wrote: --On Thursday, February 23, 2006 12:40:39 -0600 Derek Ragona 

> I am not familiar with this Sun unit, but on other sun sparcs their boot
> devices were set in the prom.  As I recall the cd boot is not the same
> slice/dev as the FreeBSD one.  You may try to drop to the prom and try
> other cd devices to boot from.
It's not sparc hardware.  It's AMD Opterons.

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