[SunRescue] A couple of things.....
GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Tue Feb 8 22:46:06 CST 2000
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Earl Baugh [mailto:earl at baugh.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2000 8:38 PM
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: [SunRescue] A couple of things.....
> So, my second request. From the earlier discussions, it seemed that
> there were places to pick up un-programmed NVRAMs, but I was
> if someone had one sitting around from an old IPC they'd be willing to
> part with...I'm willing to pay a little, but this machine isn't work
> any huge investment....just scrap parts as they come up...
> (BTW, is there any difference between the NVRAMs between the
> various models...i.e. could I plug a SS10 NVRAM into the IPC?
> what would be the implications?? Is there any machine specific
> info in the NVRAM?...I've never done any reading to know what
> all was stored there, aside from what I heard about the ethernet
> address and machine id being there [is that correct?])
Well, it seems to me that there is definately some machine specific
information stored there, since different revisions allow for different
processors to be used in the SS10/20 and a couple of others. I'd say that
you really need to get the programming that is specific to your particular
machine, but the physical NVRAM chips could be identical (although they
don't have to be). You might want to read over the NVRAM FAQ (which I
haven't done myself) to see what you can learn.
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