[rescue] Sun Ultra 2 SCSI issues

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Sun May 25 17:58:51 CDT 2003

My understanding is that post SunOS 4.X it is not an issue.
That and changes in the OBPs make it less of an issue.

I don't remember the details, but unless your going to be
using SunOS 4.X, 512 byte block mode is not required.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong here...

-- Curt

>Subject: Re: [rescue] Sun Ultra 2 SCSI issues 
>To: "Ryan Thoryk" <ryan at tliquest.net>
>Date: Sun, 25 May 2003 15:39:36 -0400
>From: Al Potter <apotter at spankingnuns.com>
>Cc: rescue at sunhelp.org
>ryan at tliquest.net said:
>> But if I burned some cds on the Sun box with a 512k blocksize, would
>> they be readable on a PC?  The blocksize wasn't a big issue with my
>> sparc5 (worked fine with the 2048 setting). 
>Not positive, I just remember that suns were picky about blocksize, and that 
>not all CDs would boot a sparc.  I have fond memories of using an exacto 
>knife to set the blocksize on a brand new tosh 2401 CDROM....
>I would be testing with a solaris boot cd, BTW.
>There's a Sun CDROM FAQ out there somewhere....
>rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue

Curtis Wilbar
Hawk Mountain Networks
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