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Re: HPPA support for IGNITE-UX install discs

From: Helge Deller
Subject: Re: HPPA support for IGNITE-UX install discs
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 21:29:30 +0100
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On 11/16/20 5:35 PM, rs.rdp@zoho.eu wrote:
> In qemu the B160L emulation isn't complete yet.
> The SCSI disc is emulated by a "virtual built-in" PCI SCSI card, while
> the original B160L has a NCR 53C710 SCSI chip internal in the LASI
> controller.
> Additionally the LASI emulation isn't complete either.
> My assumption is, that your Install CD for the analyzer will only detect
> real LASI/53C710 chips and ignore the virtual PCI card. That's why it
> doesn't
> detect any discs.
> _________________________________________________________
> Many years ago I had to install HP-UX 10.20 on a 712/9000 machine.
> At first I tried with a third-party SCSI hard disk, unsuccessfully.
> Then I replaced it with an HP hard disk and could install the os successfully.
> So I would confirm that the 10.20 installation process looks for HP physical 
> drives and don't accept anything else.
> Any chance to deceive it?

The IGNITE-UX install disc doesn't detect any *SCSI controllers*,
so I can not say if you need real HP hard discs in this case.

> It seems it's not so for the 11.11 installation: I'm just installing it on 
> Qemu.

Yes, there the emulated LSI 53c895 SCSI controller is supported & detected.


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