[SunHELP] problem with net-installing a sun ultra 60

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Thu Apr 18 02:00:46 CDT 2013

Hi Mark

Sorry, yes always forget the 512 byte business. The early Sun SCSI drives
required the jumper, but they introduced a patch to update the firmware which
did away with the need for the jumper change.

Peter Stokes
Ashlyn Computer Services
Tel: 01636 627990
Mbl: 07977 532320

On 18 Apr 2013, at 07:28, Mark Benson <markbenson at mac.com> wrote:

> On 18 Apr 2013, at 07:13, Peter Stokes wrote:
>> Never tried to setup non Sun as boot host, simple thing may be to
>> beg/borrow/Buy DVD for the U60, any SCSI one should be ok.
> FYI it needs to be a drive capable of 512 byte/block operation to boot a
> SPARC machine. While *most* SCSI optical drives are, it is not universal,
> also some are jumper-able between operating modes for compatibility, just
> leg you up.
> Top tip: if you find a good SCSI DVD drive, see if you can find an old Sun
> case with a DDS2 tape drive in it. If you gut them they make great external
> CD/DVD drives and because the 611 is auto-terminating they work on damn
> anything without any putzing about... if you have the right cable (I have
> accrued HD-68 to just about everything for this very reason!) :)
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