[rescue] Replacement NVRAM/clock for IPX, success + question
sr at genyosha.net
Thu Sep 24 09:16:50 CDT 2015
On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 09:07:52AM +0100, Peter Stokes wrote:
> Not sure if relevant, but from memory I thought the system serial number on
> the case related to the hostid (and hence ethernet) in some way on these
> older systems?
I vaguely recalled something like that as well, but the serial# printed
on my Classic had no apparent relation to anything else.
Maybe it was more true of other models.
> On 24 Sep 2015, at 06:35, Romain Dolbeau <romain at dolbeau.org> wrote:
> > 2015-09-23 20:30 GMT+02:00 Steve Rikli <sr at genyosha.net>:
> >>> Related question: is it possible to recover the original hostid/MAC from
> >>> the barcode on the original chip?
> >> In theory, yes:
> >> http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-sparc/2001/09/04/0002.html
> > Thank you. There's some conflicting data in other posts, but it's good
> > enough for my need.
> >> Not that it matters much, as you say, since making something up is
> >> fine; but "getting it right" did make me feel better. :-)
> > Exactly. Too bad the exact translation/database is lost to the sands of
> > time. Somehow, I don't think calling Oracle would help :-(
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