[SunRescue] Help needed to boot up Sparcstation 5!
richardc at datel-rail.co.uk
Fri Mar 10 04:32:55 CST 2000
I have a couple sparcstation 5 machines that were configured to boot up and
run an application on the hard drive with no user intervention.
However now that I got my paws on them I want to install Linux over a
The big problem is that I don't have a Sun monitor, or a PC monitor capable
over 1024x768. I therefore need to use the serial port (A) for a console.
I have connected serial port A with a NULL modem cable (I normally use it
for my modem!)
to a Linux PC running minicom. I have set the port to 9600 8N1 and tried
both hardware and
software hanshaking but I can not see anything coming from the sparcstation.
I have removed the keyboard and even tried removing the graphics card but I
just can't get
_anything_ coming out of the Sun's serial port at boot up.
Can anyone help me please!
Thanks in advance,
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