SUMMARY: 3/80 4.1.1_U1 OS install

From: Peter L. Wargo (
Date: Tue Mar 17 1998 - 10:07:19 CST

My original question:

OK, here's a good one for you: I'm attempting to install 4.1.1_U1 on
a 3/80 using the cdrom. I can boot the CD ( >b sd (0,30,3) ), install
the miniroot, boot off of the miniroor, but then when I go to select the media
from sr0 (in suninstall), I get all sorts of nasty timeout and SCSI

I know there's a workaround, but I haven't done a Sun3x install in a LONG


The Solution:

Well, we figgured this one out locally before I got the right response from bismark@alta.Jpl.Nasa.Gov (Bismark Espinoza):

I was using a somewhat newer (caddyless) CD-ROM. Even though it had the regular micro-50 connector, it was a SCSI-2 drive, not supported by the kernel, and therefore when I booted the miniroot it could not support the CD-ROM drive. A few hours before Bismark's mail showed up, I ripped the CD-ROM drive out of one of our original 1000's, and hooked it up.


Thanks also go to all the other folks who responded, even though nobody else even came close...

-Peter L. Wargo | | +1 505 995 4476 Senior Systems Administrator The National Center for Genome Resources Santa Fe, NM 87505 (USA) |

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