Solaris 10 10/08 Release Notes

x86: NVidia SATA Controllers Do Not Support ATAPI Devices (6595488)

The driver for the NVidia SATA controller MCP55 and CK804 chipsets included in the Solaris 10 10/08 release does not support ATAPI CD/DVD devices.

During system installation or upgrade by using a SATA CD/DVD device, the Solaris installer starts and appears to function but fails with the following error messages:

During normal system operation, the SATA CD/DVD drive is not configured and cannot be used.

Workaround: Use the USB CD/DVD.