[SunRescue] SunOS 4.*

Cameron Berkenpas hiryu at transvirtual.com
Wed May 24 19:12:03 CDT 2000

On Wed, May 24, 2000 at 07:24:46PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:

I did edit those two files so maybe something happened and it's not actually 
booting anymore. Guess I'll just have to break down and get an adapter after 


> On May 24, Cameron Berkenpas wrote:
> > I have a sparc classic and no monitor that I would like to get it going. 
> > All I really need to do at this point is get it on the network, where I 
> > wouldn't need a monitor for it. I can read and write to the drive if I 
> > connect it to the scsi controller on a linux box with ufs support compiled in. 
> > 
> > The question is, how do I manually change the ip on SunOS 4.*? I don't remember the exact SunOS version but it's 4.1, 4.1.1, or 4.2. I've edited a few of the 
> > obvious files with no luck (like /etc/hostname.le0).
> > 
> > I'm pretty sure the thing still boots up. I booted it up about a month ago, 
> > stuck a network cord in it, and monitored the network and the sparc was sending out arp requests. Since I've edited those few files, I no longer get any of 
> > that I'm afraid.
>   In SunOS4.x, the default rc scripts will look for /etc/hostname.le0,
> which should contain the machine's hostname.  That is then looked up
> in /etc/hosts to get the IP address for that interface (le0).
>          -Dave McGuire
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