[rescue] looking for CDROM case 68 pin

Michael Free mfree80286 at adelphia.net
Sat Dec 21 12:39:30 CST 2002

I've got a similar problem with a few drives of mine that I hope I can fix
before too long. I need to re-install solaris 2.5.1 on my Axil 245, and none
of the 3 CD-ROM drives I have sem to function anymore. There's an unknown
4x, a ricoh 4x2x2 burner, and an old Sony that actually came from a sun. The
first two start, and then give errors, and the original Sony is now handing
me "The SCSI bus is hung...." trouble.

I could make it easy and netboot, but there's apparently no RARP/BOOTP
srevers available for the only other two machines I have in my network, a
win2K AVS box and a powermac running OS 8.1... I may end up dragging out an
old PC and setting it up NetBSD just for a BOOTP server.

Mike Free
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sheldon T. Hall" <shel at cmhcsys.com>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2002 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: [rescue] looking for CDROM case 68 pin

> "Paul Phillips" <paul at partitura.com> sez ...
> > I have my Sun bootable (supposedly) Plextor SCSI cdrom drive (bare).  I
> > need to mount it in an external case.  Does anyone have a cdrom case
> > they would like to get rid of?  I'd really like a 611 case so it is 68
> pin.
> > All the 611 cases on ebay right now seem to be hard drive cases.
> If the Plextor in question has a jumper to set the block size, and you set
> it to 512 rather than 2048, it will almost certainly boot a Sun,  I
> understand that Suns later than mine (LXes and Classics) will even boot
> 2048-block CD-ROMs, but I don't know the exact value for "later."
> There is room in a 411 case for a Plextor 20X CD-ROM drive and a 68-to-50
> convertor; that's the way I had one set up for my LX.  Worked fine.
> -Shel
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