[rescue] Sun Fire v480

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Thu May 27 13:11:16 CDT 2010

On Tuesday 25 May 2010, James C wrote:
> I also haven't figured out a good way to reset the password on the
>  RSC. I'd assume it'd be quite easy through Solaris and Google backs
>  me up on that, but I haven't been able to get my Solaris install
>  media to work (or any other DVDs for that matter, even though it IS
>  a DVD drive). If somebody could enlighten me with this that'd be
>  much appreciated as well!

I struggled with this for a while.  It appears that the only way to do 
it is to install Solaris, install the RSC utilities, and use that reset 
the password.  

A replacement SCSI DVD drive shouldn't be to hard to find, or too 
expensive.  I wouldn't be too surprised if it has failed from the laser 
diode going weak, or just being clogged with dust.

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