Ultra 80 Installation problems

John Barnes johnbarnes16 at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 30 02:00:58 UTC 2006

Well, that was it.  I found a suported Frame Buffer and my install went 
fine.  No need to do it from the console port.


>From: "John Barnes" <johnbarnes16 at hotmail.com>
>To: freebsd-sparc64 at freebsd.org
>Subject: Ultra 80 Installation problems
>Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 10:31:09 -0400
>Dear List,
>I have a Sun Ultra 80 with 2 CPUs.  I burned the ISO disks for 6.1-RELEASE 
>and tried to boot.  The kernel image loaded ok and I got appropriate 
>information on the console.  But when it tried to boot the kernel I got.
>Nothing to autoload
>Jumping to kernel 0xc0000006
>Not perfect on the address, but that is close.
>I was reading in the archives of someone with a similar problem.  He was 
>using and UltraSparc III cpu and that is unsupported.  But the first 
>suggestion was that he install from the console port because there may not 
>be support for the Framebuffer.
>So, I'm planning to try that.  But, I'm wondering if I will be able to boot 
>to video and keyboard once I install, or if I will always need to use the 
>console port on this machine.  A follow on question is, can I buy another 
>graphics card that would work for this system on FreeBSD?
>Thanks for any help in this matter.
>John Barnes
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