Re: Sparc(s) won't read Debian CDs
On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 11:00:46AM -0600, Michael Hicks wrote:
>> Ken McNamara <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > Hello to everyone.
>> > I just got my first set of Debian CDs.
> >> They read fine on 2 different PCs - but 2 different Sparc 20's can't
>> > read them. Each Sparc reads CDs just fine until I put these in.
> >> Has anyone seen anthing like this? Any suggestions?
> >The Sparc 20 CD-ROM drive is so slow (1x, 150kB/s) that you'd be better
> >mounting the disk on another machine and exporting via NFS, or making the
> >files accessible via FTP or HTTP. If you're installing, just make some
> >boot floppies and install over the network.
>This reminded me of another issue I've had with older CDROM drives
>(Sun and otherwise): Many (most?) older drives will not read CD-RW
>disks. Do you know if the CD's are mastered, CD-R's, or CD-RW's?
The SS10 cd-rom drive can read CD-R, I think the SS20 can.