Subject: Re: Sun SBus QFE supported during port/sparc install?
To: Linc Fessenden <>
From: Brad Knowles <>
List: tech-install
Date: 10/12/2001 09:07:53
At 12:10 PM -0400 2001/10/11, Linc Fessenden wrote:

>  External SCSI cdrom drive?

	Nope.  Don't have one.  IIUC, to connect an external SCSI 
CD-ROM drive to a SPARC and expect it to be able to boot, it has to 
be a pretty special drive anyway -- it has to support small sectors, 
or somesuch.

	Since Belgium is the cultural backwater of the Internet, and 
is the only third-world country in a first-world continent, there is 
nothing remotely like Fry's or Micro Center where you can go down and 
buy something like this.

	The largest computer stores in the country are smaller than 
the smallest Mom-n-Pop computer stores you'd find in the US, so they 
don't stock much of anything at all.

	Indeed, the best place I've found to buy most computer 
equipment is a French department store called "Fnac", and even that 
is a very, very poor fourth-best for the most common types of 
hardware and software that exist in the world.

Brad Knowles, <>