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Re: Sun Blade 2500

From: Jurij Smakov <jurij@wooyd.org>
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 19:29:20 -0700 (PDT)

> Tobias have posted a question on the debian-sparc mailing list, asking 
> whether he can install Debian on Blade 2500. I was able to find an old 
> thread [0] from May 2005, where Dave mentioned that at that time the 
> machine was not yet supported. It looks like there was at least some 
> progress since then (likely due to Dave's efforts :-), because Tobias is 
> at least able to boot the installer on it. It does not find the disks 
> though, so I wonder what kind of drivers are required for its SCSI 
> controller. Thread [1] mentions message/fusion/mpt* modules, however the 
> original poster never confirmed that he got it working, so it would be 
> nice to hear from someone who is actually running Linux on such a box.
> [0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-sparc/2005/05/msg00166.html
> [1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2005/12/msg00554.html

Mine works but I've only done installs on an IDE disk, I never
played around with any other storage controllers in it.

If it's indeed an MPT fusion device, that driver works perfectly
fine since that's what the onboard storage is for Niagara T2000

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