[rescue] Netra T1 105 Problem
ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 13:13:53 CST 2006
Patrick Giagnocavo 717-201-3366 wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 12:04, J. Alexander Jacocks wrote:
>>Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>J. Alexander Jacocks wrote:
>>>>Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>My suggestion is to pop the cover. There is an LED display on the inside of the case, facing a plastic divider. This display is a relic of the Netra CP1500 board used to create the Netra T1/105. For reference, the LED display will cycle 'H' 'E' 'L' 'P' when the T1 is at the OK prompt.
>>>>I have a T1 in the same condition. :-)
>>>And if it is indeed exhibiting this behavior, is there any way to get it
>>>to start talking out it's serial port, or is it screwed?
>>If that's the case, I'm not quite sure what to say. Try connecting at several different speeds, in case the previous owner changed the serial port configuration. Other than, that, I think you're out of luck.
> There are two more possible alternatives:
> connect the machine to a network
> remove all hard drives
> run snoop or tcpdump on a separate machine
> boot the Netra
> if you are lucky, the Netra will try to netboot something.
> You can then grab its MAC, maybe set up a netboot environment, and try to feed it some kind of boot image that runs sshd during startup (customization required, I think).
> download a SPARC livecd image - something like Schillix but SPARC instead of x86. Boot off of it, log in via ssh or telnet, run eeprom utility or whatnot to try to program it to defaults.
> Note that installing on one Netra, then pulling the disk and hooking to the bad Netra, would also let you get in and possibly poke around at it...
Thanks a lot. I'll try this later. 8-)
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