[rescue] sparcbook trouuuuuuble

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Wed Apr 16 09:12:56 CDT 2003

If the sparcbook has the equivalent of stop-n, then hold down stop-n while
powering on till you see the banner... see if that helps.

You can also try the openboot prom command to set default values
(set-defaults ?  can't recall what it was now).

-- Curt

>From: Frank Van Damme <frank.vandamme at student.kuleuven.ac.be>
>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 12:05:12 +0200
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>Subject: [rescue] sparcbook trouuuuuuble
>I have trouble with my sparcbook, it puts out errors when booting up:
>first, it recognises memory and framebuffer, host id anc mac adress are OK, 
>The IDPROM contents are invalid
>boot device: /iommu/sbus/ bla bla
>silo boot: *enter*
>Uncompressing image.... 		(I run Linux)
>PROMLIB: obio_ranges 1
>IDPROM: Unknown format type!
>Program terminated
>Type help for more information
>AAAAaargh!! Just when I thought I had left all the trouble with disk drives et 
>behind me. My last backup isn't completely up to date... 
>I had trouble on another sparc (an ss2) which has a dead nvram (too lazy to 
>replace it right now) but this doesn't look like it; it still has all the 
>info about ethernet etc. 
>What's a guy to do?
>Frank Van Damme    | "Saying 8MB of RAM doesn't do as much anymore is
>http://www.        | like saying a gallon of water holds more than it
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