[rescue] Sun Enterprise 3500 Wont Boot Solaris

Carl R. Friend crfriend at rcn.com
Tue Sep 19 19:13:34 CDT 2017

On 09/19/2017 07:55 PM, Andrew Liles wrote:
>> On Sep 19, 2017, at 4:49 PM, Carl R. Friend <crfriend at rcn.com> wrote:
>>  I've got an SGI Indy here that's giving me fits at the
>> moment...  (And, of course, no time to really work on it.)
> Whatbs wrong with your Indy? Mine has been glitchy from the start. Not sure
> if thatbs just the way they were, or whatb&

    Normally, Indys are solid as rocks, and it's not unusual for my
mainline machines to happily run from from power-cut to power-cut, but
this one packed up a couple of weeks ago, sometimes won't even get
past the red light, and will sometimes boot then a few minutes later
gripe about uncorrectable ECC and die.  I've reseated memory, swapped
banks, cleaned the contacts, and that's where it sits.

    There's also the annoyance of a flat "N"VRAM battery (I want to
find the guy who came up with that and hurt him), but that's just
that -- an annoyance.

    The worst part is, is that once the light goes red, the machine
stops watching the "power" button and I have to unplug the thing
from the mains.

| Carl Richard Friend (UNIX Sysadmin)            | Boylston            |
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