[rescue] Sun Enterprise 3500 Wont Boot Solaris

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Tue Sep 19 20:35:14 CDT 2017

On 2017-09-19 8:50 PM, Carl R. Friend wrote:
> On 09/19/2017 08:34 PM, Toby Thain wrote:
>> On 2017-09-19 8:13 PM, Carl R. Friend wrote:
>>> ...
>>> B B B  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.
>> It was a little more than an annoyance on my E450 -- it ceased to boot
>> when the NVRAM died. At least I hope that's all it is.
> B B  There would likely have been a way to put the stuff into it that
> needed replacing before trying to boot the thing.B  That's what I have
> to do with my operational Indys until I get around to doing the hack

I think this is not possible on the E450, but I forget the details of
the problem I had. I'll have to try again.

Thanks for the moral support...


> involving cutting into the top of the "N"VRAM chip and soldering in
> an external battery holder...
> B B  Was there no way to access the memory space and write to it?

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