bootable scsi card for Ultra 5

Matthew Herzog matthew.herzog at
Thu Jan 3 11:20:23 PST 2008


I just bought a Sun branded 375-0005 X6540A card in hopes I might be
able to boot FreeBSD STABLE from it.

I powered down the box, physically installed the card and powered up,
then hit Stop-a and typed "probe-scsi-all".

The OBP saw the card and saw the drive attached to the card seemed OK
with it. Nothing remotely error-like printed to screen,
just the expected Sun device pathnames.

Still at the OK prompt I typed "boot" followed by the device pathname
and the Ultra 5 rebooted. It failed to boot the drive.

What's on the scsi drive you ask? A dump |restore of the OS that's
running now on an ATA disk, i.e. a clone of the running ATA disk.

Here is what dmesg tells me about the new Sun scsi controller.  Is this
card I paid $18 for not bootable? Does my OBP need updating?
Can I flash the scsi card with Sun Fcode if it's missing?

pci2: <OFW PCI bus> on pcib2
sym0: <875> port 0x400-0x4ff mem 0x2000-0x20ff,0x4000-0x4fff at device
1.0 on pci2
sym0: No NVRAM, ID 7, Fast-20, SE, parity checking
sym1: <875> port 0x800-0x8ff mem 0x6000-0x60ff,0x8000-0x8fff at device
1.1 on pci2
sym1: No NVRAM, ID 7, Fast-20, SE, parity checking

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