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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 11:31 pm    Post subject: SunBlade 100? Reply with quote

Anyone know if the gentoo will work on the sunblade 100 ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last I heard is that Linux doesn't support that hardware yet...

Of course, it's been a while since I've heard about it, so they could have slapped some code in to make up for the differences in the architecture.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 9:46 pm    Post subject: Sun Blade100 failed install Reply with quote

I have Debian linux running on a Sun Blade 100. You must include the testing distribution to get the latest kernel. The only problem I have found with Debian is lack of support for a PCI/HME ethernet card that I need to use.

When I tried to install Gentoo using the sparc boot cd, it did not work. It hung after printing a capital R.

Here is what I saw on the screen:

Sun Blade 100 (UltraSPARC-IIe), No Keyboard
OpenBoot 4.0, 512 MB memory installed, Serial #50380540.
Ethernet address 0:3:ba:0:be:fc, Host ID: 8300befc.



Rebooting with command: boot cdrom
Boot device: /pci@1f,0/ide@d/cdrom@1,0:f File and args:
SILO
-- Welcome to Gentoo SPARC Linux --

boot: ramdisk
Uncompressing image...
Loading initial ramdisk....

Remapping the kernel... done.
Booting Linux...
PROMLIB: Sun IEEE Boot Prom 4.0.45 2001/02/08 14:33
Linux version 2.4.18 (root@rock) (gcc version egcs-2.92.11 19980921 (gcc2 ss-982
ARCH: SUN4U
Ethernet address: 00:03:ba:00:be:fc
On node 0 totalpages: 64821
zone(0): 65436 pages.
zone(1): 0 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Found CPU 0 (node=f006dbd4,mid=0)
Found 1 CPU prom device tree node(s).
Kernel command line: root=/dev/ram0
Calibrating delay loop... 1002.70 BogoMIPS
Memory: 510336k available (2344k kernel code, 432k data, 200k init) [fffff80000]
Dentry-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 1048576 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 524288 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 131072 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 262144 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 524288 bytes)
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
PCI: Probing for controllers.
PCI: Found SABRE, main regs at 000001fe00000000, wsync at 000001fe00001c20
SABRE: Shared PCI config space at 000001fe01000000
SABRE: DVMA at c0000000 [20000000]
PCI0(PBMA): Bus running at 33MHz
isa0: [dma -> (floppy) (parallel)] [power] [serial] [serial]
ebus0: [flashprom] [eeprom] [idprom]
PCIO serial driver version 1.54
su(serial) at 0x1fe020003f8 (tty 0 irq 12,7eb) is a 16550A
su(serial) at 0x1fe020002e8 (tty 1 irq 12,7eb) is a 16550A
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
devfs: v1.10 (20020120) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: boot_options: 0x1
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
rtc_init: no PC rtc found
block: 128 slots per queue, batch=32
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 24576K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
ALI15X3: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 68
ALI15X3: chipset revision 195
ALI15X3: 100% native mode on irq 4,7cc
ALI15X3: simplex device: DMA disabled
ide0: ALI15X3 Bus-Master DMA disabled (BIOS)
ALI15X3: simplex device: DMA disabled
ide1: ALI15X3 Bus-Master DMA disabled (BIOS)
hda: ST320011A, ATA DISK drive
hdb: LTN485S, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1fe02000a00-0x1fe02000a07,0x1fe02000a1a on irq 4,7cc
hda: 39102336 sectors (20020 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=38792/16/63
Partition check:
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 p3 p8
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
sungem.c:v0.96 11/17/01 David S. Miller (davem@redhat.com)
eth0: MII PHY ID: 437420 Enable Semiconductor
eth0: Sun GEM (PCI) 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet 00:03:ba:00:be:fc
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
Vendor: LITEON Model: CD-ROM LTN485S Rev: JOU2
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/48x cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
OBP Flash: RD 1ff04000000[100000] WR 1ff04000000[100000]
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 22:17:51 May 12 2002
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0x1ff02000000, IRQ 9,7e4
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:0c.3, PCI device 108e:1103
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 4 ports detected
usb.c: registered new driver hid
hid-core.c: v1.8 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@suse.cz>
hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
IP: routing cache hash table of 4096 buckets, 64Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 32768 bind 32768)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 1100k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Mounted devfs on /dev
serial console detected. Disabling virtual terminals.
init started: BusyBox v0.60.3-pre (2002.01.22-00:19+0000) multi-call binary
R
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 9:53 pm    Post subject: Spoke too soon - succeeded in single user mode Reply with quote

I spoke/posted too quickly. Trying again with a 'ramdisk -s' succeed in bringing me to single user mode.

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 1100k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Mounted devfs on /dev
serial console detected. Disabling virtual terminals.
init started: BusyBox v0.60.3-pre (2002.01.22-00:19+0000) multi-call binary
You are running "ash", a Bourne-shell clone. The root filesystem is
a RAM disk. The editor available to you is "nano-tiny".

To install gentoo, mount the cdrom and chroot into a root dir:
# mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt
# chroot /mnt/root-`uname -m` bin/bash
# source /etc/profile

Then mount the partition you want to use as gentoo's new "/" and
unpack one of the stage tarballs (this is an example - don't copy!):
# mount -n /dev/hda2 /mnt/gentoo; cd /mnt/gentoo
# bunzip2 -c /stage2-sparc-1.1a.tbz2 | tar xvpf -

There is more information in the README.maintainer on the CD and at
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/build.html

# ls
bin initrd mnt sbin usr
dev instmnt proc target var
etc lib release_notes tmp
floppy lost+found root type.txt
#
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2002 8:06 am    Post subject: Interesting, Im using SuSE 7.3 on a Sun Blade 100 Reply with quote

Im currently using SuSE 7.3 on a Sun Blade 100, works great, but I doubt there are any sparc 64 bit optimizations in gcc 3.1 (I could be wrong). I got the SuSE gcc 3.1 rpm's and most things compile nicely.

I might give Gentoo a try, since all I run is IceWM, Aterm, SSH and samba.

BTW, does Sound work under Gentoo sparc? I cant get it to work on SuSE 7.3
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've managed to accquire a Sun Blade 100, however, I am unable to boot from the CD-ROM properly.

After I see the SILO prompt, and I type "ramdisk", it says "Uncompressing Kernel".

They, it says "Fast MMU Access", or some odd message that indicates a failure to boot, and drops back to the PROM 'ok' prompt.

I will be trying a netboot later on, once I finish getting my gentoo install on it up to par (intel system).

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:17 am    Post subject: Yes, gentoo will work on a sun blade 100 Reply with quote

I am currently using a sun blade 100 with gentoo. I had to upgrade my PROM but after that everything worked great.

Michael
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