[rescue] Help with SunFire V240 Server

mc68010 mc68010 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 17:42:06 CDT 2013

On 4/5/2013 3:29 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> Found a laptop-style DVD drive, slid it into the slot, connector lined up,
> powered up the server, and was very happy when the open button worked and
> the tray slid out!
> Then I got totally dejected when 'probe-ide' didn't show the drive, and
> 'boot cdrom' failed to open the device.
> I don't know the history of this drive, it was a pull I got years ago, I
> assume it works. I will try again in a few days (weekend) with a different
> IDE DVD drive (pulled from a more recent Dell desktop that is no longer
> reliable.
> I suppose a proper Sun/Oracle DVD drive could be secured, but I'm gonna try
> a few others first.
> Any idea what should or has worked before?
> (the cabling in the chassis appears to support simply sliding in the drive,
> I assume the cabling is all there inside the server, not just power, right?)
> Lionel

Those drives do go bad a lot. I've run into a few dead ones in both Sun 
and x86 stuff. I never really paid attention to what models I used so, I 
cant give you models anymore. You might try looking on ebay at Sun 
labeled ones for sale. They still have the original manufacturers label 
on there if the seller took a picture of it.

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