[rescue] Need other Solaris 8 (2/04) disk ISO
plamenspam at afterpeople.com
Wed Oct 10 15:12:39 CDT 2018
i have this one https://imgur.com/a/Idv8yJp
On Sun, Oct 7, 2018 at 2:17 PM Sandwich Maker <adh at an.bradford.ma.us> wrote:
> " From: Jonathan Patschke <jp at celestrion.net>
> " On Sat, 6 Oct 2018, Earl Baugh wrote:
> " > Jumpstart isn't what I want to bother with.... I'm not looking to set
> " > 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.
> could be; sun install discs are actually ufs and not hsfs. iirc
> pioneer was one of the first to make blocksize jumperable.
> " At some firmware revision, Suns gained the ability to negotiate block
> " with DVD drives, so serving up a firmware update over TFTP might fix the
> " problem for you, too.
> that wasn't until obp3 with ultrasparc; afaik no update was ever
> released for earlier versions, though a clever openboot programmer
> might craft a patch... and early cd drives at least didn't even have
> the blocksize command - did that come with eide? perhaps no dvd
> drives are old enough to predate the enhanced command set.
> Andrew Hay the genius nature
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> adh at an.bradford.ma.us and think what none thought
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