[rescue] Sun IPX Cdrom Booting issues

Michael Free mfree80286 at adelphia.net
Thu Dec 26 17:32:53 CST 2002

Even if there isn't a jumper, I found a process you can use to get past the
"buffer overrun" trouble with Solaris... (or use Linux)....


Looks a lot more daunting than it actually is. I'm now running Solaris 2.5.1
on my Axil 245, installed off of a Sony CDU-415 12X drive thanks to those

Mike Free

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kris Kirby" <kris at catonic.net>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2002 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: [rescue] Sun IPX Cdrom Booting issues

> On Thu, 26 Dec 2002, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> > Toshiba drives unless hardware patched for Suns will only work if you
> > boot using "boot cdrom". This issues a change blocksize command that
> > all toshiba and Sony drives honor. (but no NEC).
> There may be a jumper or trace that needs to be cut before the CDROM will
> use 512 byte blocks.
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