[SunRescue] SS2 Problems
jg at false.net
Thu Jul 22 09:15:50 CDT 1999
This is a major hack, but it may save you from having to replace the NVRAM
on a machine with a dead battery (if you can get it to boot from disk):
On Thu, 22 Jul 1999, Dave McGuire wrote:
> Looks like your NVRAM is bad...See the Sun NVRAM FAQ at:
> -Dave McGuire
> 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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