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Re: Help installing on and old SPARC 5

Well, the CDROM worked when I booted with a Solaris CD in it, so I
assume the CDROM is good for SUN. And the SCSI chain is properly
terminiated (since it works with the Solaris CD). But I'll try to see
the 512-2048 block size.


On Thu, 02 Nov 2000 15:48:22 Erik Mouw wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 03:18:43PM -0800, graziano wrote:
> > The cd-rom is on SCSI id 6. After I
> > 	boot cdrom
> > the linux kernel kicks in, but I think it is not recognizing the
> > or the HD. At least on x86 you get the lists of SCSI devices and I
> > didn't see any lists in the boot. Then the kernel panics (of courss)
> > because there is no root.
> Not all SCSI CDROM players work on a Sun. Suns want CDROM players that
> can do 512 byte blocks instead of the usual 2048 byte blocks. My
> Compaq
> CDROM player (Toshiba OEM) has a jumper to select 512 or 2048 byte
> blocks, it only works if I select 512 byte block mode. Of course Sun
> CDROM players work perfectly well.
> Erik
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