[rescue] Help with SunFire V240 Server

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 20:47:37 CDT 2013

The lack of a purpose for the box was not a complaint, it was more of a
reminder that that this is just an exercise in flexing long-dormant grey

I'd rather like to avoid SCSI wiring projects, if at all possible - it has
a very, very skinny SCSI connector and all my experience is with the more
pedestrian 50 pin SCSI implementations.

On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 9:25 PM, Carl R. Friend <crfriend at rcn.com> wrote:

>    On Sun, 7 Apr 2013, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>  I'm on hiatus until the actual Sun DVD drive arrives later this week - I
>> opted
>> to spring $20 for the right part shipped from an eBay vendor, after my
>> failed
>> attempt with a spare laptop DVD and my lack of interest in trying any
>> number
>> of other laptop drives...
>     There is a SCSI port on the back of the system into which, so long
> as one has the correct cables and connectors, one should be able to
> boot a SCSI DVD from.  It's c1 (or c2 depending on whether one has the
> IDE controller connected -- you have to watch that) so you have the
> full SCSI address space to play with, which can be useful.
>  Of course, once I finish all this I have no real use for the box...
>    That's not necessarily the point, is it?  I'd posit that the point
> is the challenge of conquering something that you haven't yet done.
> At least for me that's a huge part of it.
>    Cheers!
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Lionel Peterson
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