[rescue] Sun Netra X1 musings

Magnus magnus at yonderway.com
Tue Jan 2 15:47:48 CST 2007

Steve Hatle wrote:

> For what it's worth, I've been using Netra T 105s in the same capacity, and
> they work well with OpenBSD. They are all SCSI.

Yes I did also recently pick up a T1 105 and I agree it is a much easier 
machine to get along with.

> We ran X1s at a previous job, and they did OK with Solaris. We didn't try
> any other OS on them while I was there.

Believe it or not, I am getting kernel panics trying to install Sol 10 
on this turkey just booting off cdrom.

ok boot cdrom
LOM event: +0h25m35s host reset
etting ...

Sun Netra X1 (UltraSPARC-IIe 400MHz), No Keyboard
OpenBoot 4.0, 512 MB memory installed, Serial #50711696.
Ethernet address 0:3:ba:5:cc:90, Host ID: 8305cc90.

Executing last command: boot cdrom
Boot device: /pci at 1f,0/ide at d/cdrom at 2,0:f  File and args:
SunOS Release 5.10 Version Generic 64-bit
Copyright 1983-2005 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
Cannot assemble drivers for root /pci at 1f,0/ide at d/cdrom at 2,0:b
Cannot mount root on /pci at 1f,0/ide at d/cdrom at 2,0:b fstype ufs

panic[cpu0]/thread=180e000: vfs_mountroot: cannot mount root

000000000180b960 genunix:vfs_mountroot+290 (800, 200, 200, 1835200, 
11cac00, 18)
   %l0-3: 0000000000000000 000000000109c268 000000000109c000 
   %l4-7: 000000000109c000 000000000109c068 00000000018aa800 
000000000180ba20 genunix:main+88 (1813c98, 1011c00, 1834340, 18a5000, 0, 
   %l0-3: 000000000180e000 0000000000000001 000000000180c000 
   %l4-7: 0000000070002000 0000000000000000 000000000181ba48 

skipping system dump - no dump device configured

> The T 105s can be had fairly cheaply. The only "gotcha" is that they use
> weird mezzanine memory, so try and get them as stocked up as you can when
> you buy.

Yeah I got my T1 105 with 1GB installed but the tradeoff was the 
faceplate was missing and all the drives (including optical) were ripped 
out.  I popped in a 73GB 10KRPM Ultra320 drive and it worked just fine 
(installed OS via "boot net:dhcp" & tftp method)

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