Re: Debian Installer support for Sparc (was: Sun Enterprise 3500 - FC)
On Sun, 13 Jul 2008, Frans Pop wrote:
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 08:01:52 +0200
From: Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Debian Installer support for Sparc (was: Sun Enterprise 3500 - FC)
Giorgio Davanzo wrote:
we're stuck with the FC disk problem. We've found the alleged solution
to the problem, but it's not working:
Someone suggested using microcode from SUN firmware (?)
Did anyone ever solved the problem? If yes, could you give us a hint?
From that thread it seems the main issue was missing drivers. This should
been fixed since the Lenny Beta1 release of the installer :
An underlying issue here is that the soc.c and socal.c drivers are not
maintained and have not worked since 2.2.x
This means that the disk packs ( 3 drawers of 10 disks each ) usually
found on these machines will not work.
The solution is to use SCSI disk packs.