[rescue] Sparcstation 2 OBP password recovery
Glen Hermannsfeldt (Contractor)
C-GlenH at LivingComputerMuseum.org
Tue May 12 12:51:25 CDT 2015
>> Hoping that someone has a pointer to a SS 2 OBP passwd recovery page.
> I had to do this on an Ultra 10. While I don't remember the exact
details of the procedure, basically it was:
> 1. Pull the cover.
> 2. Power on the machine until the video starts, then (quickly and
> carefully) pull the NVRAM chip to get control.
> 3. After the machine is halted, (carefully) reinstall the NVRAM and run
I presume the password is stored in the NVRAM.
Most of my machines that old need a new NVRAM by now, but otherwise this
If not, it probably needs a new one, anyway.
You could also find another machine that can write the NVRAM and change the
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