[parisc-linux] [OT] PCI hardware question

Grant Grundler grundler@dsl2.external.hp.com
Tue, 25 Jun 2002 13:47:11 -0600

eddantes@wanadoo.fr wrote:
> One quick question about it: on on of HP's servers, it says that PDC 
> updates must be performed using a tape drive. 

Uhm...you can dd to a disk, boot from a network, or boot from a tape.
PDC updates are all available as lifimages.
lifimages are bootable from any media.

> CD-R? Small empty HDD partition?


> And at last, what about compatibility of PCI cards between different 
> architectures? I'm wondering about it due to the different PC and Apple 
> cards from some manufacturers (Adaptec and ATI, for example). The bottom 
> line being: if I stick a PC-world USB 2.0 or whatever card in a C240, 
> any chance that it *may* work, even if it requires software tweaking and 
> / or hacking?

likely, but alot of things will "just work".
gfx are the least likely to work.