[rescue] Ultra AXe question

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Wed Apr 19 20:34:41 CDT 2006

On Wednesday 19 April 2006 02:31, Michael-John Turner wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 06:45:18PM -0500, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> > Anyway, anyone have ideas on what O/S to run on this system so it seems a
> > bit, uhm, snappier? It has 512 Meg RAM (should be reasonable), though I
> > suspect the 20 Gig HD installed is a bit slow...
> I've had good results with NetBSD on my Ultra 5 (360Mhz, 512MiB) - it's
> currently running -current, but the 3.0 betas also worked well. The console
> is accelerated with the onboard ATI RagePro, as is XFree86, and it makes a
> pretty useful workstation. The onboard IDE controller is pretty poor - I'd
> recommend getting a Symbios 875-based card (any one will do), which is
> supported by OpenBoot (ie you can boot from it).

How about something like a good SATA controller, or even a decent ATA 

Anyone tried getting one to work on the AXE with NetBSD?

I assume it should work if the driver is there (and there are a few), but most 
testing is done on x86 systems.

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