SUMMARY: solaris 9 cd and short read at boot time

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Date: Thu Feb 28 2002 - 20:51:17 EST

Thanks to those who responded to this question (see below). I tried the cd
on a different u5 and IT BOOTED!!!!! AND installed...

It's strange to NOT have openwin any more so I copied /usr/openwin from my
2.8 system and it works fine. Get your free copy from sun today... I DO NOT



Ed Dyer came up with a GOOD hint tho.

> I bet you are not using a Sun CD reader :)
> Some readers are set to read 512 bytes per sector, (Sun, DEC)
> others 2K per sector (most brands.)  So when the reader tries to
> read a block of 2K, but the sector size on the disk is only 512,
> it goes tilt!
> If you are lucky then you can tell the drive to read 512 byte
> blocks, either by a dip switch or jumper, or else in software.
> Otherwise I think you need to find a more suitable drive.

> Ed Dyer
> Technical Director
> Chebucto Community Network

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, BAE SYSTEMS also responded.
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