Subject: Re: CDROM drives
To: None <>
From: Geoff Blake <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 01/25/2003 09:31:34
On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Rick Kelly wrote:

> What vendor stocks an external drive that will boot on sparc and sparc64
> that will actually boot from a CDR burnt disk.
> I just received an Ultra 1. It can boot from a commercially produced
> Solaris 2.6 CD. It gets short read errors from a CDR of Solaris 8 and
> NetBSD/sparc64 1.6.
> The Solaris 8 CDR booted and installed on a Sun 4m machine from an ancient
> Sun CDROM drive, albeit with a lot of correctable soft errors during the
> install.
> The NetBSD 1.6 booted and installed on an Ultra 5 with no problem.
> It looks like Sun doesn't sell external CDROM drives anymore.

When I had this need, albeit on earlier Sun equipment, I bought
(second hand) a 2X CDROM in a 411 case and fitted a new SCSI CDRW
drive in the case. I guess the same would hold true with an Ultra 5.


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