SUMMARY: Solaris 10 x86 and IBM HS20 Blade.

From: Andrew Hall <>
Date: Thu May 12 2005 - 17:41:48 EDT

The conclusion I reached is that USB support in Solaris 10 is not really
ready for prime time yet.  I will be unable to boot from cd w/ the IBM
Blade Centers cdrom.  I will have to setup a PXE boot to boot, then
jumpstart from there.

Here is a compatibility list that details what cd's are supported:

Thanks to Micheal Grice and the few others that replied. 


On Wed, 2005-05-11 at 15:35, Andrew Hall wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am attempting to jumpstart a IBM HS20 blade and the installer is
> unable to find the cdrom.  The blade center uses a USB based "media
> tray", basically a cd/floppy that is in chassis and can be used by each
> blade within the chassis.  One selects which blade is to use the media
> tray at any given time.
> I boot from the first cd, (so the BIOS sees it) and it goes through the
> searching for devices, and finds all devices, expect the cdrom.  I try
> to add a driver, but it can't see the floppy driver either.
> Any suggestions?  Anyone have any experience installing Solaris 10 on an
> IBM blade?
> Thanks in advance,
> Drew
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