[rescue] IBM p44 DVD optical drive?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 14:50:59 CDT 2009

Ray Arachelian wrote:
> Hope this isn't too OT, but I've got an IBM p44-170 with a SCSI CDROM
> drive.  I'd like to upgrade it to a DVD-ROM and be able to boot off
> install media with it.
> I'm wondering if a Sun DVD-ROM will work in it, they're both scsi.
> Do IBM pSeries AIX machines need 512 byte block optical drives like Sun
> does? Or do I need 2048 byte blocks, or something else?
> Do they check the manufacturer ID strings, or do they just care about
> the SCSI-ID?

The real name of the machine is "44P-170" or "7044-170".  This is a 
machine which pre-dates the "pSeries" nomenclature.

Peace...  Sridhar

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