Ultra 1 support
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Wed Dec 21 11:19:23 PST 2005
Gheorghe Ardelean wrote:
>>I have been looking to install free-bsd on my Ultra 1 Creator, but on
>>the unsupported machines is listed the Ultra 1, however the 'Ultra 1E'
>>is listed as supported. What is the 'E' version? I have never heard of
>>such, it is the Creator?
>Ultra 1E is definitely supported (to some extent also a plain Ultra1). It
>has an 100BaseTX hme(4) Ethernet interface (while the plain Ultra 1 has
>an 10BaseT interface which is not yet supported). Ultra 1E has also a
>Creator frame buffer which is supported by FreeBSD. IIRC E in 1E comes
>from Enterprise version!
>There is an easy way to recognize an 1E from plain Ultra 1 by looking at
>the Ultra 1 logo plate on the case. On 1E the number 1 is written in a red
>circle while on plain ultra 1 is written in some sort of teal circle.
> -on 1E we support the onboard disk controller + onboard ethernet
> -on plain Ultra 1 we support ONLY the onboard esp(4) diskcontroller
> and one has to use a specially build loader (without gzip
> support -- for more on this please read this list's archives).
> (at least this apply for 6.0-RELEASE)
>To make also a plane Ultra1 useful one has to give it 1E "flavors" by
>installing an SBUS hme interface (this is what I have done to mine) and
>eventually an SBUS Creator Card.
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<random thoughts>Being that the Ultra 1 is supported by OpenBSD I'm
wondering how hard it would be to port some things from them over.
I don't have any working FreeBSD sparc machines so how, exactly, would I
go about creating a sparc loader without gzip? I'm thinking that if I
can at least get a running system of some sort I could work on porting
some OpenBSD code.
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