SunFire X4100 MPT Issues 6.2 RC1

Dave kreios at
Fri Dec 1 08:30:21 PST 2006

On Nov 25, 2006, at 10:06 PM, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 25, 2006 at 09:49:13PM -0600, Dave wrote:
>> The unit boots find from the network.  I guess I get to see if I
>> can downgrade the firmware but I am not having much luck finding
>> previous images.
> Have you tried talking to Sun about this?  The problem really does
> sound like it's with the BIOS not supporting the ability to boot
> off of an external controller.  This would be something Sun would
> have to address, would it not?

We have talked to Sun about it and have not heard back on a fix for
the latest BIOS.  We have been given an older version of the BIOS
that does not have this issue.

> Also, for what it's worth, I have a couple Intel boards which
> also exhibit the same issue (re: can't boot off of an external
> controller).  The solution I went with was to use the onboard
> SATA controller instead of my Promise controller.  :-)

This is an internal on the motherboard controller that drives
the built-in disks.


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