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External DVD-ROM (USB) on SUN Fire 210, Sun Fire 240?

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by Ewald Jenisch, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    Has anybody tried to use an external USB DVD-ROM on a SUN Fire 210 or
    Sun Fire 240 under Solaris9?

    Any Caveats/pitfalls?

    We'd like to use one external DVD-drive for installation of several
    machines instead of buying the internal "X7410A Slimline-DVD-ROM" for
    plenty of $$.

    TIA for your help,
    -ewald
     
    Ewald Jenisch, Apr 5, 2005
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  2. Ewald Jenisch

    Juergen Keil Guest

    Ewald Jenisch <> writes:

    > Has anybody tried to use an external USB DVD-ROM on a SUN Fire 210 or
    > Sun Fire 240 under Solaris9?
    >
    > Any Caveats/pitfalls?
    >
    > We'd like to use one external DVD-drive for installation of several
    > machines ...


    That won't work, because current boot proms do not support booting from
    USB or Firewire mass storage devices. You must use SCSI or ATAPI devices.
     
    Juergen Keil, Apr 5, 2005
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  3. HI,

    Ewald Jenisch wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Has anybody tried to use an external USB DVD-ROM on a SUN Fire 210 or
    > Sun Fire 240 under Solaris9?
    >
    > Any Caveats/pitfalls?
    >
    > We'd like to use one external DVD-drive for installation of several
    > machines instead of buying the internal "X7410A Slimline-DVD-ROM" for
    > plenty of $$.
    >
    > TIA for your help,
    > -ewald


    Why not net install using jumpstart???

    /michael
     
    Michael Laajanen, Apr 5, 2005
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