Subject: Re: How can i boot *anything* on Sun Blade 100?

You would normally have the DVD drive on one IDE cable, and the HD's on a second cable. Otherwise the HD's will slow down to the bus speed of the DVD.

The cable pinouts are different for the connectors which are close together. They need to plug into a drive.

While you are comparing FreeBSD, you could also compare OpenBSD.

Listen to Adrian and connect a serial cable to see errors.
Cheers -- Rick

On April 10, 2017 1:09:06 PM EDT, transmail <[email protected]> wrote:
And which cable is correct for this machine? Because now "boot cdrom" works with 80 pin too.

It's impossible to plug the blue connector to the motherboard. The DVD's and the HDD's connector is too far from each other then. I need to put the middle (gray) one to the motherboard. When i got the machine it was that way.

It did not make any change if i mapped the DVD as slave or CS. What mattered that i had to put the DVD on the same bus as the HDD. If the DVD is alone then it only appears if it's the master.

I'll get a serial cable.

Kevin Stabel <[email protected]> írta:
With IDE/ATA, it is vital that:- You use the correct cable, 40 or 80 pins- You place the devices in the right order on the cable. 80 pin cables will usually have color coding.  Usually blue goes on the motherboard.- Jumper the options correctly on the devices.  Master/slave on 40 pin cables, cable select preferred on 80 pin cables.For the console ...You will need to set your output-device and input-device via setenv to switch the console to serial.On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 5:45 PM, transmail [email protected]> wrote:Ok, i&#39;ll get a serial cable then. But now, the booting up works, it&#39;s now the OS-es what do not want to work. I&#39;ll get a DVD-R for Solaris and i&#39;ll wait for the next Debian image. Maybe this&#39;ll solve. As for FreeBSD i have no idea why it does freeze. Does the Blad...

e still sends messages via serial cable after &quot;boot cdrom&quot; ?

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz [email protected]> írta:
On 04/10/2017 03:40 PM, transmail wrote:
I think, it was the SSD which confused the system. Now as SSD is alone on the secondary
channel and on the primary, the HDD is the master and the DVD is the slave, everything
is visible in &quot;probe-ide&quot; and &quot;boot cdrom&quot; works. But boot FreeBSD and Debian 9 dies under
the boot procedure.

If you want people to help you, you have to provide the boot messages from the serial
console. Anything else ends up in a guessing game.


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