SUMMARY Cannot mount SPARC/x86/PowerPC CDROMs on Solaris 2.4

From: Nicholas J Brealey (
Date: Wed Feb 19 1997 - 05:15:06 CST


I have finally soved this problem by buying a new Sun CDROM Unipack -
It seems that the original Sun CDROM drive cannot read all CDROMs that
Sun as sending out now.
(I also installed a later kernel Jumbo Patch at the same time as the
new CDROM but I think it was the new drive which fixed it.)


> Hi
> I have a SPARCstation 20 running Solaris 2.4 with the original Sun
> CDROM drive (single speed and NOT multi-session). I am using the
> volume manager but it does not recognise some of the CDROMs from
> the Solaris 2.5.1 media kit which are labelled "SPARC/x86/PowerPC
> Platform Edition" (eg the Solstice CDROM).
> I had a similar problem with a CDROM from Sun containing Java which I
> could mount on my PC at home which is running Linux but which I could
> not mount on my Sun workstation!
> Is there a way to mount thes CDROMs manually, is ther a patch
> for the volume manager or do I need a new CDROM drive.
> Thanks in advance.
> Nicholas Brealey
> email:

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