[SunRescue] SS2 Problems
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Jul 22 00:33:24 CDT 1999
Looks like your NVRAM is bad...See the Sun NVRAM FAQ at:
On Thu, 22 Jul 1999, BuzzBomb wrote:
>Ok. I've been lurking for awhile, but now I need a little bit of help.
>I have a Sun SparcStation 2 that I've had for awhile (and never used)
>and it seems to me that the built-in ethernet is fried. :( I know
>PC hardware quite well, but don't have much experience with the Sparc
>hardware. When I turn the machine on, first of all, it tells me:
>Ethernet address ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff, Host ID: ffffffff.
>IDPROM contents are invalid.
>Is this bad? It proceeds to test the memory in the machine and probe
>the bus...finally, it tries to boot from the network and I get this
>response before it dumps me into the monitor. (I do know a little bit
>about these machines...just not as much as I would like.)
>Boot device: /sbus/le at 0,c0000 File and args:
>Internal loopback test --
>Did not receive expected loopback packet.
>Can't open boot device. (Ok...I know what THIS means. ;)
>Now, the box has the standard AUI port with no transceiver connected to
>it. (FYI: I get the same response with a transceiver connected.) Can
>anyone offer some advice? For all I know I just have the configuration
>wrong, but that "internal loopback" failure seems to be bad. Thanks in
>buzzbomb at netunlimited.net
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