[SunRescue] CD ROM read error ?
twmaster at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 7 12:17:32 CST 2000
Yepper, same thing here, nice FASR Plextor works with everything BUT
4c/Linux old SLOW Sun drive works everywhere. <the Plextor only works for
Sun's with the block jumper set>
Personally I think they are allergic to Penguin poop.
From: Hatle, Steven J. <shatle at vue.com>
To: 'rescue at sunhelp.org' <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Date: Monday, February 07, 2000 11:50 AM
Subject: RE: [SunRescue] CD ROM read error ?
>My jumpable Plextor 12-speeds work great on all my Sun hardware to boot and
>install Solaris/SunOS, not to mention *BSD. Where the problems occurs
>was the problem the original poster was having IIRC) was that there are
>problems installing Linux.
>What happens to me is that the machine initially boots, and then in the
>hardware discovery phase there's a complaint about the CD-ROM device. Can't
>remember exactly, but something along the lines of "xxxx device detected,
>changing to xxxx" and then the install hangs. I also see many instances of
>the CD device, one at each SCSI ID except the HD.
>If I shut down, unplug the Plextor, plug in my trusty old Sun 2X CD-ROM,
>do the exact same steps, the Linux install completes without incident. This
>_always_ happens to me on 4c architecture machines, but I've seen it as
>on 4m machines.
>Evil spirits, bad drugs, who knows. All I know is that if I'm installing
>Linux on Sun hardware, I always use my Sun CD-ROM! <grin>
>From: koch at pz.pirmasens.de [mailto:koch at pz.pirmasens.de]
>Sent: Monday, February 07, 2000 10:29 AM
>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>Subject: [SunRescue] CD ROM read error ?
>The Plextors have a jumper called "block". It changes the blocksize
>from 2048 to 512 (as needed by a Sun). My 12Plex and my 12/20Plex
>both work ok on a Sun3/60, Sun3/80 or Sun3/470. I can even boot from
>Rescue maillist - Rescue at sunhelp.org
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