[rescue] needed: u1 NVRAM chip

Carl R. Friend crfriend at rcn.com
Wed Sep 24 16:18:06 CDT 2008

    On Wed, 24 Sep 2008, Bill Bradford wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 04:37:19PM -0400, Carl R. Friend wrote:
>> [...]  We've got an SS-10 from the Jurassic Era that runs a
>> license-manager, including licenses that we can't get re-cut
>> because the original vendor no longer exists.
> Can't you do the "hostid" trick on a newer machine and run them on
> something newer (if they're locked to the hostid), or does this also
> have software that you don't have the reinstallation media for?

    I haven't tried resetting the hardware type in an NVRAM and
seeing what happens.  Does Solaris query this NVRAM/config value
for anything important?

    As far as installation media goes?  Well, I suspect that went in
one of the many "cleaning frenzies" we've had in the computer room
in the past few years.  At least we have three-way mirrors on the
machine and disk images stashed elsewhere for when the fecal matter
hits the impeller....


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