Ultra 5 pci-ide controller

Sten Spans sten at blinkenlights.nl
Thu Apr 15 13:31:00 PDT 2004

On Thu, 15 Apr 2004, Rob Evers wrote:

> Hi all,
> Is it possible to boot an ultra 5 with a pci-ide controller, not
> using the onboard cmd646 chipset ?

it is not possible to boot from a regular ide controller on an ultra5,
you could boot from cdrom/floppy.... or get a symbios 875 scsi card
and boot from that.

( this is not totally true, there are some hacks to fool openboot into
  booting from another ide controller, but these are evil and won't work
  properly in 99% of the cases anyway. I leave googling for these hacks
  up to you, you have been warned :)

Sten Spans

"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in."
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