CDROM on Sparcstation 5 using 2.4

CDROM on Sparcstation 5 using 2.4

Post by E M Richar » Sun, 16 Jun 1996 04:00:00

I am trying to figure out what's wrong with my CD.

WHen I say "reboot", I mean I shut down the machine using shutdown
and reboot using reboot -r, which is supposed to reconfigure the
operating system to see the CD drive.

All I want to do is "mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/sr0 /cdrom"

/cdrom exists. Sometimes /dev/sr0 exists. When they exist, mount
tells me (I wish I had the actual error message, but it goes
something to the effect of - ) /dev/sr0 or /cdrom are already
mounted or there are too many mount points. Like hell. I think
when its down without any NFS mounts, its not going to have too
many mount points. I tried mounting onto /mnt and get the same

I have rebooted 23 times. I have booted it with the cable and terminator
in every possible combination. I have checked the scsi ID (6). I have
restarted vold. I swapped in an HP CD drive (bad idea - esp: data

I tried booting off SOlaris 1.1.1b system CD and Solaris 2.4 Hardware.
The light flashes, but it does not boot off the CD.
(I used "boot cdrom" at the ok prompt.)

Should I kiss this drive off or am I doing something outrageously

Email please to save bandwidth. I'm getting a migrane as it is.

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