[rescue] Sun Blade 1500 firmware password

hike mh1272 at gmail.com
Thu May 20 09:27:06 CDT 2010

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 10:19 AM, Mr Ian Primus <ian_primus at yahoo.com>wrote:

> --- 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.
> -Ian
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Be sure to record all the needed data before doing this.
OldSun did not support or recommend this but the SE that taught one of my
hardware classes told the class how to do this.  (As described above.)  He
recommended capturing the hostid, mac address, etc. before doing this so
that it could be re-entered if necessary.  (License managers, and other
software, used the hostid for licensing purpose in the, thankfully, distance
anysystem.com probably sells the nvram modules also.

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