[rescue] Sparcengine AXi questions

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Mon May 25 09:59:14 CDT 2009

On Saturday 23 May 2009, Micah R Ledbetter wrote:
> On May 23, 2009, at 20:52:00, John Ruschmeyer wrote:
> > 2) Can the OBP boot from an IDE drive and, if so, any
> > recommendations for an inexpensive compatible PCI card? I know I
> > should really go SCSI on this, but I think I prefer cheap plentiful
> > storage even at the performance penalty.
> I don't know of any IDE controllers that OBP supports besides the
> ones that come built in to the motherboards to IDE Suns.
> I wish I did, because both ports in my Sun Blade 100 have failed,
> annoyingly, and while I have a SCSI card that is supported, the SCSI
> drives I have end up making tons more noise than the rest of the
> machine put together. I liked that the machine was near-silent when
> it was running with an IDE drive.

Just in case it hasn't been mentioned yet, you can pick up a SCSI to IDE 
adapter for probably $50 or so.  Search through past threads in the 
rescue archive for details.

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