[rescue] Need other Solaris 8 (2/04) disk ISO

Jonathan Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Sat Oct 6 21:46:34 CDT 2018

On Sat, 6 Oct 2018, Earl Baugh wrote:

> Jumpstart isn't what I want to bother with.... I'm not looking to set up
> another machine just to be able to load the OS on this machine.
> I don't currently have a DVD drive that will work in this unit (I did try 5
> drives that I have, all of which work in other machines but don't
> seem to like this box... )

Could it be the block size?  The pioneer DVD drive I used for Unix
installs needed the block-size jumper set to one way (512 bytes?) for Sun
systems and the other way (2048 bytes?) for PCs and Macs.

At some firmware revision, Suns gained the ability to negotiate block size
with DVD drives, so serving up a firmware update over TFTP might fix the
problem for you, too.

Jonathan Patschke
Austin, TX

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