[SunRescue] Dead Sparc NVRAMS

George Adkins rescue at sunhelp.org
Sat Jun 2 19:45:32 CDT 2001

There was an e-mail posted to the group here a while back detailing a workaround for the new
NVRAM Problem  I can confirm personally that it works...

I went to the OBP Prom, started the NVRAMRC editor ....


then entered 4 lines...


then <ctrl-c> and 

worked just fine.  the IPX i did it in boots headless and comes up with no problems.


6/1/01 7:35:24 PM, Jeff Borisch <jborisch at columbus.rr.com> wrote:

>Deja Vu,
>I was just going to ask this too. Since some of the new NVRAMs seem to not
>be working. I was going to start collecting them, and doing the mod. and
>offering them for sale for less than new ones--To cover parts and a nominal
>labor charge. I know some people think it is a waste of time, but once they
>go in the trash they are gone and we may not be able to get new ones
>forever. Cheap insurance I say.
>By all means though give em to Brian first. That's a bummer about your stash
>man. How many did you have?
>I'm just putting the offer out there.
>Bran Tregare wrote:
>> anyone have any of the dead nvrams floating around?  I'm looking at trying
>> my hand at a little project (removing the battery/oscillator package, and
>> adding a new oscillator and a button battery holder to it (CR2032 type)
>> )  but :(  my wife found my stash in the carage that i'd already dremeled,
>> and threw them away thinking that they were junk :(
>rescue maillist  -  rescue at sunhelp.org

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