[Sunhelp] booting ss10 from external CD-ROM
ndronen at frii.com
Mon Aug 7 21:06:07 CDT 2000
I have an SS10 here that came with Solaris 2.5.1 installed
(iirc) but I don't know the root password. Since I'd like
to use Solaris 8 anyway (it has ample RAM for it), I'm
trying to install instead of trying to get the root password
back. It has OBP version 2.25.
When I boot cdrom I get the following output:
Boot device: /iommus/sbus/espdma at f,40000/esp at f,800000/sd at 6,0:d
Unit 0 Removable Read Only device IBM CD-ROM DRIVE:XM
I've heard there can be problems booting Sun machines from
non-Sun CD-ROM drives because it only understands block sizes
of 2048 bytes, but I swear I've installed both Solaris 7 and
Sparc Linux on my Sparc Classic using this drive.
Anyone have any ideas about this? Did I get bad media?
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