[SunRescue] SCSI in an ultra 5

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Tue May 2 13:42:05 CDT 2000

On Tue, May 02, 2000 at 02:22:11PM -0400, Daniel Debow Southwick wrote:
> Alrighty then sorry to waste the bandwidth on this. As I stated the
> symbios card is for around 50 dollars. bill mentioned a compatiblity issue
> with those. here is the specs on the one I'm going to buy:
> SYM 8251S Ultra Wide SCSI
> 20Mbps, 32bit PCI,
> Original Symbios, Sun, Linux, NT, win98, Dos
> Symbios 53C825 Chipset
> BusMaster 
> 50 & 68 pin Wide 
> Work with all OS "Linux included"
> Is this the one to avoid?
> Dan

YES, avoid that one; I have one sitting in my desk now because it wont
work with the U5/10.  The ONLY one that works with the U5/U10 (that I
know of so far) is the Symbios 8751sp (NOT the 8251S).

If you install the 8251S in a U5/U10, you'll be able to do "probe-scsi-all"
from OpenBoot, but the glm0 will not attach or work with the card; its
simply not compatible with Solaris/SPARC.  Works under Solaris x86 just
fine, but thats a different matter.


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