[rescue] SS 10 question and Ultra 10 question
lionel4287 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 06:43:35 CDT 2009
On Jul 30, 2009, at 2:50 AM, Jochen Kunz <jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de>
> On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:06:32 -0400
> Earl Baugh <earl at baugh.org> wrote:
>> What's the biggest IDE that works in it?
>> Is it stuck with the 128 boundary?
> AFAIK yes.
>> Or can I go larger?
> Use a CF card + CF-to-IDE adapter and put just the kernel on that
> "IDE disk". Plug in a PCI SATA adapter and use a large, cheap SATA
> disk for anything else.
There is no reason you 'have to' use a CF card as a boot device, other
than to free up the internal 3 1/2" drive bay. You can use an IDE or
SCSI boot disk and a drive adapter (3 1/2" drive in a 5 1/4" bay, for
example), or external SATA cabinet. Also, can't the Ultra 10 take two
The limitation is on the on-board controller, once you use another
controller you avoid that limitation. You could go SCSI with a 300 Gig
drive, but the cost would be prohibitive, IMHO. You can't boot off a
SATA controller, the OPENBOOT can't boot from it.
Of course, SCSI and a multipak or two could work quite well, assuming
you have a supply of cheap and reasoably large SCSI drives to stuff in
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