Sun CD-ROM FAQ
Last Modified: Tuesday, December 19th, 2000
Maintained by Mike Frisch <
Why does this FAQ exist?
What's new in the FAQ?
As an overview, what are the options for using a CD-ROM drive on a Sun?
What CD-ROM drives will work with a Sun?
What CD-ROM drives are doomed to fail?
What CD-ROM drives are recommended?
How do I know if my CD-ROM drive is not Sun compatible?
What SCSI ID should the CD-ROM drive be?
Where can I find out more?
Booting from CD-ROM
What do you do if you have an old Sun that doesn't know about
(or CD-ROMs for that matter)?
SunOS: What does "unrecognized error" mean at boot-time when using a third-party CD-ROM drive?
Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but why does my AppleCD 300 work for booting and mounting?
What do I do if I have a bootable CD, but no CD-ROM drive?
How do I use the CD-ROM on
<insert non-Sun operating system here>
Why does my <
insert CD-ROM brand/model here
> work when this document says it shouldn't?
If I have a drive that has 2048 bytes/block and want to be able to mount it (but not boot), what are my options?
Why does SunOS 4.1.1 bomb when I try to mount CD-ROM discs and what can I do about it?
Why can't I mount certain ISO-9660 discs and what does XAR have to do with it?
How can I set up my kernel and drive to mount all 6 discs from a Pioneer multi-disk CD-ROM reader?
If I mount a PC-format CD, will SoftPC let DOS applications access it?
If none of this works, is there any other way to access a PC CD-ROM?
Can I make a bootable tape from CD?
Can I make a bootable CD?
Can I use my CD-ROM drive to play audio CDs?
Why does my (old) CD-ROM drive work properly for data but not for audio CDs?
Can I record audio tracks on a SPARCstation?
Can I digitize audio tracks over the SCSI bus?
Does Sun's built-in audio hardware have a mixer input for CD audio?
Are there issues with CDDA extraction on Ultra 5/10 IDE drives?
Using a CD-Recorder (CD-R) on a Sun
Introduction to CD-R
Sun compatible CD-R hardware
CD mastering software for SunOS & Solaris
Tips & Tricks for mastering CDs on SunOS & Solaris
CD-R related links
Using a CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) on a Sun
What is CD-RW?
How does one use CD-RW?
Modifying a Toshiba 3301/3401/4101 CD-ROM Drive for use on a Sun workstation
Modifying Solaris 2.4 to 2.5.1 for PC type CD-ROM drives
any comments, suggestions, or updates.