[rescue] Ultra 5

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Fri Aug 8 23:10:50 CDT 2003

On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 11:11:48PM +0200, Frank Van Damme wrote:
> But, an ultra5 has IDE... so I could just put in a cdrom drive I've been using
> in a pc for some years now. Before I whack it in. Is there anything be
> cautious for? Is it just a matter of plugging in a Standard Ide Cable (got
> meters of those) and plonking in a cdrom drive? I guess I'd just jumper the
> thing to master and try "boot cdrom". Or are there still incompatibilities
> with certain PC cdromdrive models? I'd rather not smoke the Sun.

That should work fine.  My Ultra5 has a stock-standard Western Digital
80G (w/8M cache) IDE drive and a Lite-On CD-ROm drive.  It's an U5/333
with 2M CPU cache - and the box that runs all these lists.  Works great.


bill bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
austin, texas

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