SUMMARY - take 2: SS5, Sol2.4 and Apple CD-ROM

From: Jack Porter (
Date: Thu May 25 1995 - 21:04:25 CDT

Hi again sun-managers!

I had a problem with an Apple CD-ROM complaining under Sol 2.4 - it turned
out to be a 512 / 2048 byte block size problem. I reported in my summary
that I hadn't managed to get it to work.

I got a "me-too" from Melanie Dymond Harper (; I
posted her my summary also. Anyway, I got the following mail from her:

> If you caught the summary from about non-mounting
> CD-Roms, the patch he gives does work (or at least my CDRom now mounts --
> at long last). I had to fiddle with it a little for Solaris 2.4; if you need
> the changes, just ask.
> No need to fiddle with jumpers after all, although I did find that I needed
> to reboot (YMMV)
> Cheers
> Melanie.

I tried the program and it worked for me as well - although sometimes I get
this back from the CD-ROM instead:

May 26 11:06:29 scope unix: WARNING: /iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000/espdma@5,
8400000/esp@5,8800000/sd@5,0 (sd5):
May 26 11:06:29 scope unix: Error for command 'mode select' Error
May 26 11:06:29 scope unix: Level: Retryable
May 26 11:06:29 scope unix: Requested Block 0, Error Block: 0
May 26 11:06:29 scope unix: Sense Key: Aborted Command
May 26 11:06:29 scope unix: Vendor 'MATSHITA':
May 26 11:06:29 scope unix: ASC = 0x2c (command sequence error), ASCQ =
0x0, FRU = 0x0

when I try to run the program. I'm not sure why - it doesn't seem to matter
what I do - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Anyway, it's working
now so I don't intend to reboot :-)

Thanks again to Melanie, and this list in general


Jack Porter, Computing Officer
Clinical Dentistry               Rm 2108.C, Dental School
University of Adelaide           Ph +61 8 303 3368, +61 8 303 3283 (secretary)

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