SUMMARY: DVD burner for Sun

From: Helen Petropoulos <>
Date: Thu Dec 08 2005 - 17:49:15 EST

Thanks to all who sent advice.  It looks as though there are a few 
options for hardware and most everyone uses cdrw which burns DVDs with
later versions of Solaris.  I haven't had a chance to check out the 
different recommended links yet, but I'm including them so that people
can explore.  I got a lot of good advice from a lot of people, so 
thanks to

David Foster
Rich Teer
Musa Williams
Nick Howells
and Mike McShane

Rich and Mike suggested using an IDE DVD burner (Mike suggested LG DVD 
Model # GSA-4163BK) and then using mkisofs and cdrw
which comes with Solaris.


David recommends Pioneer A08 with a IDE/SCSI converter and has written 
some notes describing in pretty good detail the entire procedure.
Here is the link that he sends with his response:

General Reference:

He recommends the following hardware:

Pioneer A05 DVD-R/DVD-RW ATAPI Internal  -- or --
   Plextor PX-708A Internal ATAPI


Nick suggests XCDROAST, available via CSW at


Musa recommends the following link:


and finally, writes:

I have a Sun Blade 100, but with Solaris 9/04 installed with a cdrw 
that supports DVD's.

Also attached is an Addonics 4-port USB 2.0 PCI card, to which I attach 
Pioneer DVR-107 DVD burner (not dual-layer) fitted in a cheap USB 
enclosure. Works fine in Solaris - lets me burn bootable DVD's with 
images embedded in them etc.

The solution lets me move the burner from the Blade 100, to my 
and to my wife's Dell laptop.


On Dec 7, 2005, at 3:59 PM, Helen Petropoulos wrote:

> Hi,
> Has anyone found an easy way to burn data DVDs (backups, etc).  Any 
> recommendations on hardware/software?  I have a SunBlade 150 running 
> Solaris 8.
> Thanks,
> Helen - University of Washington
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