E3500/E4500 not supported?

Tan Heng Chai hengchai at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 09:11:52 PST 2005

I have a E4000 with an I/O board that has 2x SBUS ISP based cards. 
The ESP driver for the onboard SCSI works perfectly for booting.
Instead, its the ISP based cards I have problems with booting.

Scott Long wrote:

> Hiroki Sato wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >  Is the following description in www/en/platforms/sparc.sgml still true?
> >
> >    The following systems are supported, but can only be netbooted due to
> >    the onboard scsi controller being unsupported.  Work is underway to add
> >    support for this scsi controller. These systems may work with the esp
> >    driver imported from NetBSD.
> >
> >     - Enterprise 3500
> >     - Enterprise 4500
> >
> >  I tried 5.3-RELEASE on E4500 with SBus I/O board but the SCSI
> >  controller (FAS366) was recognized as esp(4) and it seemed to work fine.
> >  Although I do not know the PCI board-only case, I think it should
> >  be explained in sparc.sgml.  Did somebody try these machines?
> >
> I didn't know that such beasts existed.  If they have a FAS366 and you
> are confirming that they work, then I see nothing wrong with correcting
> the text.  Note that our esp driver only works with SBUS, so I'm not
> sure what you mean about PCI.
> Scott

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