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Determine the CD-ROM Device Target ID in Solaris

Different Sun platforms have different default device targets for the CD-ROM drive. This simple command will display the drives in the system and allow you to easily determine the CD-ROM target id.


Run the command:

iostat -En

In the output, the description of the product usually contains CD. In the following example output, the CD-ROM target id is c0t3d0:

c0t2d0 Soft Errors: 0 Hard Errors: 0 Transport Errors: 0
Model: ST340014A Revision: 3.04 Serial No: 5JX5DHHF
Size: 40.02GB <40018206720 bytes>
Media Error: 0 Device Not Ready: 0 No Device: 0 Recoverable: 0
Illegal Request: 0
c0t3d0 Soft Errors: 2 Hard Errors: 0 Transport Errors: 0
Vendor: TEAC Product: CD-224E Revision: P.9A Serial No:
Size: 0.00GB <0 bytes>
Media Error: 0 Device Not Ready: 0 No Device: 0 Recoverable: 0
Illegal Request: 2 Predictive Failure Analysis: 0

Quinn McHenry
Quinn McHenry
Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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