Chris_Barnes at rams.com.au
Wed Feb 20 15:29:38 CST 2002
That brings me to my second question.
I have only recently bought this sparc 5...it looks like it is very new
because it was still in the box still wrapped in plastic with all manuals
and stuff, and the invoice reads something about how it was shipped with
"SOL2.3" I don't know if that means its got solaris 2.3 on it but I seem to
be having a lot of trouble getting past the ok prompt. I thought it should
simply boot into solaris automatically, or if not I could simply type
boot[enter] and it will boot into solaris, but I am getting an error...i
cant quote it exactly right now because the machine is at home but basically
it looks like it checks /devices, then it checks /dev, then it says
something about nothing to boot, trying cdrom..there's no cdrom so then it
says its trying the network. Then it says "program terminated" and drops me
to an ok prompt.
I don't know if this means there isn't any os installed...i don't know too
much about SPARC machines...i've only really played around with Solaris for
From: Dale Ghent [mailto:daleg at elemental.org]
Sent: Thursday, 21 February 2002 8:22 AM
To: 'sunhelp at sunhelp.org'
Subject: RE: [SunHELP] Sparc5
On Thu, 21 Feb 2002, Chris Barnes wrote:
| Do you know anything about the 2 sets of jumpers on the system board that
| determine weather the serial ports are rs-232 or rs-432? I read in the
| Sparc5 installation manual that if I'm using x.25 in Europe then I need to
| change the those two jumpers which will change the serial ports from
| to rs-232...
| I only ask because I have actually tried using my laptop with the null
| in ttya but I don't get anything in my terminal program. I know the null
| modem works, I tested it between two other machines, then between my
| and another machine. So this makes me think that he serial ports on the
| sparc 5 are set incorrectly.
Should be set to RS-232 for the most compatability.
Run 'eeprom | grep tty' from a shell prompt and see if the serial ports on
the sparc5 are indeed set to 9600/8/n/1
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