[rescue] Sun Blade 1500 firmware password

Mr Ian Primus ian_primus at yahoo.com
Thu May 20 09:19:24 CDT 2010

--- On Thu, 5/20/10, Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:

> Uh, this doesn't work on an Ultrasparc machine that I've
> tried it on.  
> Have you tried it on anything newer than Sun4m?

I did it on an Ultra 2 once. It worked fine.
> A better way to do it for machines with a socketed NVRAM
> chip is to pull 
> the chip, and boot a different model of machine with the
> chip in - it'll 
> recognize that something is wrong and erase the chip for
> you.

That's a good idea - I hadn't thought of that.
> Trying the "hot plug" chip method on Ultrasparcs has only
> got me busted 
> NVRAM chips in the end.

Really? Huh, well, maybe newer stuff is more picky than the old ones, but I've never once had a problem with hot-plugging the NVRAM. But, I was always working with sun4m machines, with the exception of one Ultra2.


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