[rescue] Bizarre auctions & SparcStation IPXs... (update)

David Holland dholland at woh.rr.com
Thu Jan 30 09:34:51 CST 2003

My guess says the checksum byte is bad.  There's a procedure of some
sort or another to generate a valid checksum. 

See http://www.squirrel.com for more than you could possibly wish
to know about a Sun's NVRAM.  I believe it has the procedure documented.


On Thu, 2003-01-30 at 10:11, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> <deanders at pcisys.net> writes ...
> > Just a quick update: (exciting, I know)
> > -The NVRAM's dead on two of the systems; the other one has a proper MAC
> > address & serial number, but the IDPROM is listed as invalid. Yay.
> Somewhere, I've seen a script that, once you boot the machine, lets you set
> reasonable values for the NVRAM, then reboots the machine.  Alledgedly,
> you're then OK until you power off.
> Of course, there are new NVRAMs to be had, or you can try the
> solder-on-a-battery hack.
> > -All three IPXs have 64MB of RAM, amazingly enough. (Actually, this is
> > probably the only noteworthy item in the whole post...)
> Nice.
> > -My null modem/serial cable setup doesn't *quite* work (it receives
> > characters from the IPXs just fine, but doesn't seem to *send* anything).
> That might be a flow control setting on your terminal software.
> -S
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