[rescue] sparc10 wont read iso images

Dan Williams williams.dan at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 05:24:31 CDT 2005

On 4/14/05, Arthur Wouk <awouk at nilenet.com> wrote:
> i am trying to put solaris 9 onto my sparc 10s. i downloaded the iso
> images from the sun web site, burned them onto cds on a macintosh
> system which was available to me (i don't have a burner on my suns), and
> took the cds to my suns.
> i am working with two sparc10s with ross hypersparc 150mhz cpus, and
> each with over 400megs of ram.  each has an external cdrom drive.
> each has one internal boot drive and an external hard drive in a 411
> box. no other  obvious differences. each is running the 2.25R boot prom.
> at first neither drive on either machine could see the cds.  i kept
> putting in the software 1of2 cd and then the the machines started
> reading them. so i can put software 1of2  on both machines. when it
> comes to software 2of2, one of the machines reads it perfectly, but the
> other hasn't read it at all as yet (over 25 tries). i tried exchanging
> the cd drives, but that doesn't change matters, the problem seems to
> be in the sparc10 itself.
> anyone have any clues as to what is going on?  why would one machine
> refuse the cd so many times?
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If it is working one on machine nfs share the cd rom drive and mount
it on the other machine, or copy the cd as an image and mount that
then share it.


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