copying SunOS distribution CD's

Brian J. Conway dogbert at
Fri Feb 18 14:58:33 EST 2000

> I've gone both CD to CD (with gcombust), and CD to disk to CD with Xcdroast.
> This process makes bootable Linux or MS-Win CD's, but didn't work for SunOS
> distribution CD's.

What SunOS version and platform CD are you trying to copy?  I've burned
sparc CDs with Xcdroast multiple times and they have always booted
fine.  When I went to make a copy of my Solaris 7 Intel CD, I found that
it copied perfectly (CD -> disk -> CD), only to realize that the CD
itself was never bootable to begin with and I still needed the floppy
install bootdisk.  Just my $0.02.

Brian J. Conway
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