Half on, half off -- New CD-R drive and 512-byte blocks

From: ajp166 <ajp166_at_bellatlantic.net>
Date: Wed Apr 10 22:27:07 2002

I've used a plextor plexwriter, toshiba 2x, some noname
($29.95 new!) scsi successfully. The cdrom,(hobbiest)
does however not boot on any of them, though the standalone
backup does and that is used to copy the images to a small
RZ25 for actual running.


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexander Schreiber <als_at_thangorodrim.de>
To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: Half on, half off -- New CD-R drive and 512-byte blocks

>On Tue, Apr 09, 2002 at 04:27:50PM -0500, Dan Wright wrote:
>> I do know, from experience, that any SCSI Plextor CDROM/CD-R/CD-RW
will boot
>> basically anything -- Sparc, SGI, RS/6000, HP,.... I've tried
plextors of
>> varying ages (old 8plex caddy-loader up to a 12/4/32 CD-RW that's
about 1 year
>> old) and they all work great...
>In this case, I've got bad news or you. You might be out of luck trying
>this with a VAXstation 3100. My VAXstation 3100 started to boot the VMS
>install CD, but barfed halfway through loading the kernel. I was not
>happy with either the 4x, the 8x or the 12 SCSI Plextor, nor with the
>Toshiba drive (all set to 512 byte/sector). Ripping a DEC RRD42 out of
>one of my DECstations finally did the trick. Seems like this machines
>are rather ... touchy about what they boot from.
> Alex.
>We're gonna be body guards for teen rock-stars. Wouldn't the cause of
>be better served if we killed them instead?
> -- Schlock from the ''Schlock Mercenary'' comic
Received on Wed Apr 10 2002 - 22:27:07 BST

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