Re: Can't read my boot CD on Ultra 5.
It could easily be an old enough drive that it wants good CD-R media (I have
a spindle of Taiyo Yuden for that very purpose). Since the Ultra 5 uses
IDE, you could put in another drive and see if that solves your problem.
You can also do a device scan at the boot prom ("help" will help you find
the command) and scan to see what device address the CD-ROM has, but since
it's IDE, I expect that the PROM would expect the CD to be the slave drive
on the primary channel (assuming the Ultra 5 has only one channel, which I
think is the case).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Andrew" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "debian-sparc" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2010 1:43 AM
Subject: Can't read my boot CD on Ultra 5.
It's a few years since I've posted to the list, and my last Sparc was an
've just taken delivery of a 'new' Ultra 5, but for the life of me
can't boot a CD. The cd drive is an OEM model that was originally
sold with the Ultra 5 and I have no reason to suspect that it hasn't
been fitted since new. I suspect that my 'cdrom' alias is pointing to
the wrong place, or my cd media is incompatible (cd-r). Having read
several how-to's, I am still unable to fathom this one out. Can
anyone lend me a helping hand?
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