[SunHELP] Ultra 5 pains
thomas.cameron at camerontech.com
Mon Jan 20 15:56:43 CST 2003
WARNING - I tried that first, and it cooked the NVRAM module. Not supposed
to, but it did.
Get an new NVRAM - they're cheap: http://www.memoryx.net/ultra5nvram.html
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Hall" <chall at verio.net>
To: "Matthew Hattersley" <MatthewHattersley at businessserve.co.uk>
Cc: <sunhelp at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 2:56 PM
Subject: Re: [SunHELP] Ultra 5 pains
> [MatthewHattersley at businessserve.co.uk] Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at
03:49:24PM -0000 wrote:
> > Gotta Ultra 5 with Firmware password. Can't get rid of it... Can get to
> > prompt but EVERYTHING requires formware password. Have also tried
> > NVRAM out of Motherboard.
> > Any ideas people?
> > Cheers
> > Mat
> I had the same problem when i set a password on an Ultra5 and then
forgot the password, what i
> did was, (though this is NOT recommended) was jot down everything in the
output of the banner, and
> while the power is on, i pulled out the NVRAM chip for a sec and replaced
it. This cleared out NVRAM
> settings. I then followed the instructions to set the host id/ether at
> Also, a quick google search i found (may be better but i did not try) was
> If these fail you'll have to replace the chip i guess. Follow at your own
> Hope this helps
> - Chris Hall
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