SUMMARY- 3rd party CD-ROM drive availability

From: Chris Hylands (
Date: Wed Feb 06 1991 - 12:04:13 CST

If you want to boot your Sun off CD-ROM, you must buy a Sun CD-ROM

Kevin Sheehan of Sun sez:
"Yes, you *can* use other drives with the Sun (NEC, Phillips, Hitachi come
to mind) for HSFS access, but you *cannot* use them for boot/loading - it
requires a firmware change to deal with 512 byte requests."

Many Thanks to those who replied!!

Chris Hylands, Franz Inc. 1995 University Avenue, Suite 275
cxh@Franz.COM Berkeley, CA 94704
uunet!franz!cxh Phone: (415) 548-3600; FAX: (415) 548-8253

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