[rescue] SATA Card for Sun Blade 100

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 10:41:27 CDT 2006

Marc Zyngier wrote:
> Sridhar> Does anyone know of a commonly available SATA card that will
> Sridhar> work with the Sun Blade 100?  Or alternatively, a card that
> Sridhar> will work with the "boot any ide card" trick?
> I looked for such a thing for a while, then went cf+sata way.
> Plugged an IDE-to-Compact-Flash adapter into the IDE connector, and
> added a SATA card (a Silicon Image 3512). System boots the Linux
> kernel off the CF, then mounts its root fs of the SATA disk.
> Not a cheap solution, but it works nicely. Of course, forget about
> Solaris on that box. *BSD should be ok, though.

NetBSD doesn't seem to like looking at hard drives on the IDE 
controller.  One of the reasons I'm trying to find a different way of 
booting it.  I don't know, however, if NetBSD will get as confused with 
a CF card.

Peace...  Sridhar

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