[rescue] openboot password

Mike Nicewonger twmaster at twmaster.com
Thu Sep 18 20:08:06 CDT 2003

> On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 19:48, Daniel de Young wrote:
> > On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 17:34, Mike Nicewonger wrote:
> > > There is. Do a Google and you will see.
> >
> > I did. so far...
> <snip>
> > What a pain. I guess I'll have to swap a disk, install Solaris on the
> > U1, then swap it back.
> Well, i haven't done it with a ultra2, but with sparc5's (and other
> sparcs, i know) you can get it to the password prompt, pull the prom,
> hit enter, put the prom back in and you're set.  Yes, pull the prom
> while the machine is running, just do it carefully. :)  This has been
> discussed on this list in the past.
Hence why I suggested a Google. When I did the Google it came up dry so I
have provided the correct magic incantation procedures :)

Mike N

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