copying SunOS distribution CD's

Glenn Burkhardt glenn at
Fri Feb 18 16:05:06 EST 2000

> 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.

SunOS 4.1.4 sparc.  From the boot ROM prompt, I would like to be able
to type "boot cdrom", and go, to install the memory based Unix or eventually
the miniroot.  I think there must be something about the CDROM being

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