OpenBSD Sparc install issues - BSD

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  1. OpenBSD Sparc install issues

    As subject:

    Not sure if this is the right place, however I have a SS5 (Dual 150Mhz
    ROSS CPUs), runs Solaris/NetBSD fine. Decided to move to OpenBSD however
    installation always drops out with a kernel panic after detecting disks.

    I'm using OpenBSD 3.5 and 3.6 ISOs (yes I know there are newer ones).
    Does anyone know if the newer images fix this issue, or even what the
    issue is?

    Cheers

    Gareth

  2. Re: OpenBSD Sparc install issues

    Gareth Bromley wrote:
    > As subject:
    >
    > Not sure if this is the right place, however I have a SS5 (Dual 150Mhz
    > ROSS CPUs), runs Solaris/NetBSD fine. Decided to move to OpenBSD however
    > installation always drops out with a kernel panic after detecting disks.


    not enough info.

    > I'm using OpenBSD 3.5 and 3.6 ISOs (yes I know there are newer ones).
    > Does anyone know if the newer images fix this issue, or even what the
    > issue is?


    what is the point in trying old, unsupported releases? just grab 3.9,
    and try it. a huge number of things have been fixed since 3.6.
    if then you still see failure, read the notes on reporting problems:
    http://www.openbsd.org/report.html

    steven

  3. Re: OpenBSD Sparc install issues

    Gareth Bromley wrote:

    > Not sure if this is the right place, however I have a SS5 (Dual 150Mhz
    > ROSS CPUs), runs Solaris/NetBSD fine. Decided to move to OpenBSD however
    > installation always drops out with a kernel panic after detecting disks.
    >
    > I'm using OpenBSD 3.5 and 3.6 ISOs (yes I know there are newer ones).
    > Does anyone know if the newer images fix this issue, or even what the
    > issue is?


    I think the issue is the second CPU, which is not supported, and
    IIRC some configurations are known to panic on boot (rather than
    just ignoring the extraneous processor).

    --
    Christian "naddy" Weisgerber naddy@mips.inka.de

  4. Re: OpenBSD Sparc install issues

    According to Christian Weisgerber :
    > Gareth Bromley wrote:
    >
    > > Not sure if this is the right place, however I have a SS5 (Dual 150Mhz
    > > ROSS CPUs), runs Solaris/NetBSD fine. Decided to move to OpenBSD however
    > > installation always drops out with a kernel panic after detecting disks.
    > >
    > > I'm using OpenBSD 3.5 and 3.6 ISOs (yes I know there are newer ones).
    > > Does anyone know if the newer images fix this issue, or even what the
    > > issue is?

    >
    > I think the issue is the second CPU, which is not supported, and
    > IIRC some configurations are known to panic on boot (rather than
    > just ignoring the extraneous processor).


    For that matter, I'm wondering how he *got* those ROSS CPUs
    installed on a SS-5. I've got several SS-5 boxes, and on all of them,
    the CPU is built into the motherboard, not on plug-in cards such as the
    SS-10 or SS-20. There are only Sbus slots available (for interface
    cards), not any of the buses which are used for plugging in CPUs.

    I've never seen documentation of a SS-5 with dual CPUs built in.
    My fastest ones have 170 MHz *single* CPUs, and the others are 110 MHz
    (and I believe the slowest, which I do not have, was 70 MHz).

    Now -- if it were a SS-10 or a SS-20, that would be a different
    matter.

    And I've got a SS-20 running OpenBSD 3.8 -- and it has two CPUs,
    but just ignores one of them.

    Enjoy,
    DoN.
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