[rescue] rescue DBlade 100 NVRAM replacement

Mark M mmehalik at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 09:32:41 CST 2020

Are we talking using the wrong part number or am I missing something? I've
been using m48t59's in my 4u systems. That said, my b150 is running right
now with an unprogrammed one (dead batt) from an ultra30(RIP), it boots
solaris 10u13 fine, it just complains a little. It's OBP is the latest.

The only difference in the blade100/150 OBP that I'm aware of is the STUPID
reprogramming method, detailed here:
https://github.com/MrSparc/idprom-repair (the method works, but N.B.
there's an address difference in the 150). Generally it seems folks just
use a system without a stupid OBP to program their chips.

I'm waiting on a THIRD and 4th attempt at M48T59Y-70PC1s from china, so
far, they've all been fake and for whatever reason my 150 won't post
reliably with either piggybacked cr2032 I've built(I've done it for other
systems a bunch), but works fine with a good one from a U60. I have a
feeling this machine is going to continue to be absolutely fascinating if
incredibly slow.

Anyway, there are US domestic ebay sellers happy to rob you for a new
looking chip if that's the concern. I've had 0 luck with chinese sellers,
but I'll pass along a link if the 3rd and/or 4th attempts are good.

Good luck.

On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 2:17 AM Romain Dolbeau <romain at dolbeau.org> wrote:

> Le mer. 11 nov. 2020 C  21:15, Peter Stokes <peter at ashlyn.co.uk> a C)crit
> :
> > The 48T58 ones work
> > just fine in the OBP3.X systems such us U5 etc, but for some reason OBP 4
> > prevents Solaris booting with them, giving a Tod error during Solaris
> loading.
> Is that when the 48T58 is brand new that the boot fails ? If so, as
> Solaris can kick-start the TOD clock in the U5, perhaps you could put
> the 48T58 in a U5, boot Solaris to kick-start the TOD, then move the
> 48T58 to the B100 ?
> Cordially & good luck,
> --
> Romain Dolbeau
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