[rescue] Sun Fire v480

James C james at frantech.ca
Thu May 27 15:06:41 CDT 2010

On 05/27/2010 11:11 AM, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> 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.
> Pat
The drive itself is a slimline IDE DVD-ROM drive. It boots CDs fine and 
I just tested reading DVDs within FreeBSD, so I'm assuming it's a 
firmware problem somewhere. Maybe I should go barter with Oracle to get 
firmware updates. *cough*

Thanks Will and Pat!

James C.<james[at]frantech.ca>
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