5.3 cd installation panic

Marius Strobl marius at alchemy.franken.de
Sun Jan 9 10:53:53 PST 2005

On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 12:34:38AM +0800, Cyril Tikhomiroff wrote:
> Fine, I will have the network card removed, but it will take time since 
> the server is in another country. I will also upgrade the PROM.
> I will continue this thread when it's done.
> By the way, I tried to install OpenBSD and the PCI network card doesn't 
> work : while the kernel recognizes it as hme1, using it produces timeout 
> errors. But under Solaris 8 it runs fine. I didn't try NetBSD.
> Thank you for the references for upgrading the PROM.
> Another question about the PROM, at least what version of the firmware 
> FreeBSD (and OpenBSD) need to work correctly on a Ultra workstation ? 
> All I get through a google research is that old firmwares will not work. 
> Mine is 3.11, which isn't the oldest, nor the newest.

I'm not aware of known not working with FreeBSD firmware revisions so
far. As for the U30 I was passed on a device tree dump generated by
ofwdump(8) under FreeBSD running with revision 3.9.5. The problematic
node still could be only present in 3.11 or at least not 3.9.5 or only
present when an add-on HME card (which also have their own firmware)
is plugged in.


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