[rescue] Help with SunFire V240 Server

Meelis Roos mroos at linux.ee
Sat Apr 6 03:39:03 CDT 2013

> 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?

In my experience, laptop DVD drives that worked in some x86 server did 
not work in V240. The only thing that worked was a DVD writer driver. A 
friend had the same experience.

Meelis Roos (mroos at linux.ee)

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