External CDROM for solaris/sparc machine.

External CDROM for solaris/sparc machine.

Post by Cynthia Lu » Mon, 15 Nov 1999 04:00:00



Hi,
    Is there external CDROM for sparc machine running Solaris 7? Thanks!
Cynthia
 
 
 

External CDROM for solaris/sparc machine.

Post by Thomas, Mike » Tue, 16 Nov 1999 04:00:00


Sure, any CD-rom built for a SUN should work.

Attach the CD-Rom to the machine, note the SCSI ID on the back of the CD-Rom
device.

Power up the Cd-rom.

Stop-A the workstation and then type reboot --r (or failing that type
'reset').

Once the machine boots up, go to the /dev/ directory and look for a 'sd(x)a'
device listed - where (x) is the SCSI id of the CD-Rom. If the ID is 6 then
the next command would look like this :

dd if=/dev/sd6a of=/dev/null/

Type this in from the /dev/ prompt and the CD-Rom drive light should come
on,  Ctrl-D this.

Now type:

mount -F hsfs -r/dev/sd6a /cdrom.

Bob's your uncle. one Cd-Rom now available to the workstation.

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