[rescue] Trying to rescue a Sun Ultra 45

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 16:19:43 CST 2014


I've seen this in PCs - it's very plausible the CPU cooling solution is
failing, and it takes a couple seconds for the CPU to shut down the system
for thermal issues.

A serial console might have a note about a thermal problem before shutting



On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Robert Novak wrote:

> I've seen issues like this with some non-sun workstations (big dual-opteron
> HP for example). I'd get through POST and then a few seconds later it would
> power down. Trying again immediately wouldn't make it through POST before
> powering itself down.
> I removed the cooling assembly, cleaned and reapplied thermal paste,
> replaced cooling assembly, and it ran for weeks (until I decided to use
> something else). .

Lionel Peterson
lionel4287 at gmail.com

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