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RE: SUN Enterprise 3000

After a couple of days experimenting I came to the point that it loads a
boot image through RARP/TFTP (2.6 kernel version). Now I'm stuck at the
message "No partitionable media were found". The system had 2 4.2G SUN
drives: no partitionable media found. So I thought the disks were messed
up, and replaced them with a single COMPAQ 36G disk that I had. Same
error, no partitionable media. But a probe-scsi shows both the SUN disks
when they are in the system, and the COMPAQ. According to what I read on
the internet, this was a bug?? Anyone that knows a workaround for this?


-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: Romain Dolbeau [mailto:romain@dolbeau.org]
Verzonden: donderdag 18 augustus 2005 17:36
Aan: debian-sparc@lists.debian.org; Frank F. Waarsenburg
Onderwerp: Re: SUN Enterprise 3000

> Yes, I could. But that does not solve the problem. If the scsi drivers
> not available within Debian, it is never going to recognize the disks
- as
> is the case already. And will complain that there is no device to
> to. So, any help is appreciated.

During netboot (don't know about cdrom boot), SCSI drivers are not
present in the loaded image, but are loaded afterward from the http
source (or ftp source, or whatever). This is the case for the extremely
common esp driver (used on almost all sun4c and sun4m machine, and some

Maybe the SCSI driver you need would also be available in this manner,
even if it's not present in the default kernel on cdrom.

Romain Dolbeau

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