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

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Sat Oct 6 22:18:36 CDT 2018


If we are talking about the slimline laptop drives, then it often is the IDE
Master/Slave selection on them which is an issue. On the V120 you need to make
the drive a master where a lot are set to Slave.

Peter Stokes
Ashlyn Computer Services
Mbl: 07977 532320

On 7 Oct 2018, at 03:46, Jonathan Patschke <jp at celestrion.net> wrote:

> 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
>> 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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