[rescue] F-code ROM compatibility (was: Compaq Proliant 8000)

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Apr 30 01:51:55 CDT 2004

On Apr 30, 2004, at 2:48 AM, Meelis Roos wrote:
>> Are there any known cases of Mac PCI cards working in Sun 
>> workstations?
> I have tried a FWB JackHammer SCSI card for Apple (with Fcode of
> course) and it does not boot in a U5.
> http://docs.sun.com/db/doc/806-1379-10/6jalunvbj?a=view shows that
> there are 2 bytes with fixed value called "SPARC reserved value" in PCI
> Expansion PROM Header for Sparc systems...

   That's nicely annoying.  Suits can ruin anything, I suppose.  
Hopefully that stuff will "evolve out" before too long.  Nowadays with 
more and more architectures using PCI, there is pressure on PCI card 
designers to make their boards more portable.


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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