intsalling CD-RW

Posted on 2002-06-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-27

Can someone recommend a good CD-RW for Solaris 8?  The purpose is to use this to copy some files into it as a backup?  Description on how to install is welcome.  Thanks
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We are talking about a SCSI CDRW, right? I don't know of a way to make an IDE drive work on Solaris.

I've had good luck with the Yamaha CDRW drives and I use Jorg Schilling's mkisofs and cdrecord software. See

Installation is pretty easy. Connect the drive to the SCSI chain using an open ID and make sure that it's visible to the boot prom's probe-scsi. Then use 'boot -r' to do a re-configuration boot. Build and install the software per Jorg's instructions and you are good to go. Just remmeber to, per the instructions, disable vold for the CDRW.
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