[rescue] SS5/Netra Progress of sorts...

Carl R. Friend crfriend at rcn.com
Wed Sep 10 20:17:42 CDT 2014

    On Wed, 10 Sep 2014, William Barnett-Lewis wrote:

> Next step, put in my SunOS 4.1.4 disk as the SS5 was on the OK list for
> that. Boot it and it tries to start but the kernel fails when it tries to
> load the machine type from NVRAM. Ah! sez I. Possibly what the OpenStep
> installer was doing in it's opaque way as well.

    You should be able to reprogram the "NV"RAM with the machine-type
and have it work until you power it down again.  Give that a go.  It
sounds like you may have a runner there.  You'll need to assign it a
MAC address as well.

> Oh, that reminds me, if I scrounge another SCA 1 or 2 gb drive, I can have
> one loaded with OpenStep and one with SunOS and choose which to boot into
> from the prompt?

    If worst comes to worst, you can always hang stuff off the external


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