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Sun Fire V240 can't see DVD drive (or boot from it)

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by niallporter, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. niallporter

    niallporter Guest

    Hi all,

    We have a Sun Fire V240 which I've been tasked to get up and running.
    When I unpacked the machine I was dismayed to discover it came with no
    internal slimline DVD drive. I've tried three different standard
    slimline drives from different manufacturers but the Fire won't see
    any of them. If I try probe-ide from the OK prompt it shows no
    devices on any of the four IDE channels and boot cdrom tells me it
    "can't open boot device" or similar. Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,
    niallporter, Aug 2, 2007
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    laj Guest

    Hi Niall,

    Are the DVD drives you have tried Sun original (X7410A)?
    If they are original, there must be something wrong with the hardware
    or software.

    laj, Aug 8, 2007
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    David Wilson Guest

    The v240 I have access to also has no optical drive (unlike the v440
    and v480 units it shares rack space with). Fortunately I usually
    Jumpstart my systems via network from another server - is that an
    option for you?
    David Wilson, Aug 11, 2007
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