sunfire v440

Jackson Donadel jackson at
Mon May 20 17:30:00 UTC 2013

I think you need to set boot file during the boot process.
During the boot I go to the LOM and go to the console then set
boot=/boot/kernel. Something like this.
Em 20/05/2013 14:23, "Riccardo Veraldi" <riccardo.veraldi at>

> I am about to buy a 4 processor ultrsparc IIIi 1,59MHz, do you think
> FreeBSD 9.1 will have no problem to run ?
> I mean no problem with 4 CPU number ?
> FreeBSD sparc64 page is telling it is supported...
> Sun Fire V440 (support for the on-board NICs first appeared in 7.3-RELEASE
> and 8.0-RELEASE)
> my only problem now but it is with all sparc64 architectures is that 9.1
> ISO won't boot...
> cannot find kernel.
> On 5/19/13 11:17 PM, Joerg Wunsch wrote:
>> As Riccardo Veraldi wrote:
>>  Looking on FreeBSD site it tells it is supported since FreeBSD 8.0
>>> but I ask to someone who is using FreeBSD on his V440 to confirm me
>>> it's working.
>> I recently got a SunFire V210 which should be fairly similar to yours.
>> It's working fine.  (I've got a single CPU only though.)
>> I tried to make it less noisy, with moderate success.  The trickiest
>> part was to have the power supply accept a lower speed fan, because
>> the PS evaluates the fan speed internally by itself with some analog
>> circuitry.
>> Unfortunately, as cool as the idea of the ALOM appears at first, with
>> a standby power of ~ 15 W, you'd better power it off with a hardware
>> switch while you don't need it.
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