[rescue] 420R boot prom?

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Fri Jan 12 12:23:15 CST 2007

On Jan 12, 2007, at 1:08 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:

>> From: Patrick Giagnocavo <patrick at zill.net>
>> Date: 2007/01/12 Fri AM 11:41:04 CST
>> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>> Subject: [rescue] 420R boot prom?
>> I am being offered a system for parts, a 420R, that has a nice config,
>> but no boot prom.
> Boot PROM? How'd they get it off the MB (and why)? WOuldn't this be a 
> soldered-down part, able to be soft-updated?
> Do you mean NVRAM? http://www.memoryx.net/5251430.html

that seems to be the part, yes!

>> Does anyone have a good source for these?  Is it relatively easy to
>> install?  What things should I watch out for?
> Maybe consider a replacement MB from eBay seller - if that is the only 
> expense/problem with an otherwise nice configuration, it might be 
> worth the money...

How are they programmed?  Do you need a ROM programmer or it is 
programmed by some other method?


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