[rescue] Help needed with Sun V65x

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 07:44:39 CST 2014

I think the USB DVD boot issue is a hardware/BIOS issue, as the drive
powers up and appears in the list of devices in the BIOS, but the CD-ROM
entry in the boot order list is skipped over when booting - the DVD drive
isn't even queried. I don't think the USB port is even USB 2.0 compliant.

The swapped DVD drive did mangle the list of IDE ports listed - one of the
device entries "disappeared" in the BIOS (Secondary IDE, Slave device

Right now the system has an old Windows Server 2003 install, I think I'll
try a 32 bit Ubuntu Desktop (that boots from CD).

I wonder if Anysystem.com would want it - they seem to have a thriving
business selling older systems - they could probably sell parts off this
brand-new system and turn a profit...

Who knows, work continues.


On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 2:55 AM, <microcode at zoho.com> wrote:

> The USB install I did from instructions I scrounged from the net was not
> perfect and took about 20 minutes of cleaning up broken packages
> afterwards. It was easy since all the information is there in the log, but
> it was annoying. Other people who tried USB seem to have the same issues. I
> also seem to remember some problems with getting the USB installer to find
> the package path. Nothing impossible obviously but if you go the USB route
> you're going to need to have some patience and be willing to do a little
> futzing around.
> I just thought of it after reading Peter's comments, if someone with a
> identical box near you could install on your drive and send you the drive
> back and you would just plug it in and have an installed system ready to
> customize and go...
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Lionel Peterson
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