Making a bootable LIF CD for the 9000/382

Sophie Haskins haskins.sophie at
Fri Jul 6 13:34:32 CDT 2018

I have a Sony CDU561-SC (it came in a Sun 411 case - not sure if Sun
ever sold them like this or if it was custom) that worked just fine to
boot an HP 9000/425e (one of the last 68k models, I think?) the other
day. Its been pretty handy for various old workstations (except for my
SGI Indy who really doesn't seem to like it)

On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 1:16 PM Pete Lancashire via cctalk
<cctalk at> wrote:
> I've stayed with the Toshibas although I have a Sony that supports the
> block size as well. The thing to do is look for external CD-ROMs from like
> SUN DEC etc. Or from the SUN 3800 I need to get rid of.
> On Fri, Jul 6, 2018, 9:49 AM Al Kossow via cctalk <cctalk at>
> wrote:
> > Couple of related things, does anyone have a list of SCSI CDROMs known to
> > boot on the 68K 9000s?
> > I've ordered another A1999 to see if my drive is just bad, and have
> > started digging through my
> > boxes of drives for other models to test.
> >
> > Has anyone come across an archive of SCSI CDROM technical manuals (ie.
> > what commands they support)?
> >
> > I have one manual for the Toshiba ca. 1990 which is up on bitsavers.
> > Another one of those things
> > I should have been collecting, along with a bunch of different CDROM
> > drives while Weird Stuff still existed.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >

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