[rescue] Optimal OS for a SS4?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Oct 16 18:36:05 CDT 2003

On Thursday, October 16, 2003, at 07:21 PM, Michel Adam wrote:
> Well, I just got this Sparcstation 4 and would like to get the wisdom 
> of the
> list
> on a few questions:
>  - What is considered the optimal version of Solaris for it?


>  - I know it can run other flavors of Unix, but what would be the main
>    advantages in doing so?


>  - Is there any way of resetting the NVRAM password, when the existing
> password
>    is unknown?

   There are several tricks.  The one I use is somewhat dangerous but 
effective.  Remove the NVRAM, power it up, carefully insert the NVRAM 
hot, taking care to maintain symmetrical insertion and don't make/break 
contacts if you can help it.  Then you can zero out the password.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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