Subject: Re: a silly question
To: None <>
From: URA Hiroshi <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 10/11/1999 07:53:45
>> On Sun, 10 Oct 1999 17:24:52 -0500 (CDT), Josh Lynch <> said:

>> I netbooted the first time.  Then for upgrading, I made a non-bootable
>> CD-ROM with all the binaries on it, booted from the hard drive and
>> installed.
>> I think you can make a bootable CD-rom, but I don't know how.  I've also
>> heard that Sun did something wierd so you can't boot from a CD-ROM unless
>> its a _sun_ cd drive.  Someone please correct me if I got this wrong!

> To boot a CD on a Sun the drive must support 512Kb reads. Most SCSI cd drives
> only support 2048. Just FYI.

AFAIK, this doesn't apply to NetBSD and Solaris7. The CD-ROM dirve
that only suuport 2048Kb reads can boot NetBSD from bootable CD-ROM.