[rescue] Sun v240 serial console

Matt P laz303 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 17:17:53 CST 2009

might try resetting the ALOM..  powerdown and unplug the system, plug
it back in and while the the ALOM is booting, hit ESC.  Think the last
choice of 4 it gives you is to reset the ALOM to default.. least it
was that on the T2000 I had to break into the other week.


On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 5:56 PM, Pete <leaknoil at comcast.net> wrote:
> velociraptor wrote:
>> Tossing out ideas, based on working with V210s and V480/90s:
>> Does it have an OS?  If you see the network being config'd can you try
>> putting a cross-over cable between it and another box, and configuring
>> the other box appropriately to talk over the network to it?  (Assuming
>> you have root/user password or whatever.)
>> Tried the <stop>><N> trick to force full diags?  Maybe console input
>> eeprom alias is set improperly?
> I don't have an OS unfortunately.  Nothing even similar enough to use a boot
> disk from.  I can actually put it into diag mode with the keyswitch and it
> passes all tests fine. It just will not respond to any input either on the
> serial mgt port or with a Sun USB keyboard. The banner will show keyboard
> detected but, doesn't pay any attention to it.
> It really feels like a configuration issue. Like someone may have turned off
> the keyboard support on the console. I have no idea of the history of this
> machine and it may have been in some remote location and they didn't want
> anyone messing with it.
> I've tried popping out the battery and clearing the CMOS with the jumper
> but, there is no change. I don't think the console info is stored there
> anyway. I have googled around a bit and a couple others have had the same
> issue.  Unfortunately I haven't found any solutions.
> I think the ALOM is supposed to use dhcp by default and its not showing up
> on my dhcp server. Makes me think that nothing I have done so far is
> actually resetting or clearing the ALOM settings.
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