Dear Sun Managers,
Well, looks like all the responses are in that are going to come in.
Thanks to all who responded and apologies to any whose responses are
Are only certain makes/models of CD-ROM drives compatible with a SS5
running Solaris 2.3? The reason I ask is that we have a remote user
who wants to hang a CD-ROM drive off his SS5, but at the moment, he
only has a couple of NEC SCSI CD-ROM drives that he used to have
hanging off his PC. Will these work and, if so, are there any catches,
pitfalls and so on that we should be aware of?
Summary of responses:
The general concensus seems to be that Sun expects the CD-ROM drives
to use 512 byte blocks, so that any CD-ROM drive which can be jumpered
to this setting, or which responds to a mode select command to set the
block size should be okay.
The only caution was that most drives should work fine for normal
day-to-day use, but that a non-standard (i.e. supported by Sun) drive
shouldn't be used as a boot device.
Some responses said that they couldn't get any (or only particular make
and models of) non-standard CD-ROM drives to work, but the general and
relatively consistent response was as above.
Brian O'Mahoney <email@example.com>
Kevin.Sheehan@uniq.com.au (Kevin Sheehan)
Bernt Kere Haugen <BERNT@stavanger.geoquest.slb.com>
admin@MediaVis.com (CAE admin account)
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