[rescue] sun cd drives - was: Sources of IRIX?

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Thu Feb 9 17:23:48 CST 2017

" From: Meelis Roos <mroos at linux.ee>
" > The most important thing for using physical CDs is to have a CD-ROM
" > that supports 512 byte sectors or it won't work.  Plextor CD-ROM
" > drives support this and some Sun CD-ROM drives as well.
" Suns starting with some PROM version support switching the CD-ROM 
" blocksize to 512 programmatically

ultrasparcs and obp 3

" and these newer ones can use mostly any SCSI CD-ROM device.

many/most of the oldest drives lack the blocksize mode select command
it started to change in the mid '90s

i've wondered if the command could be added to obp 2 nvramrc
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