Help with sparc 5

From: Doc Shipley <>
Date: Thu Jul 11 16:52:00 2002

On Wed, 10 Jul 2002, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:

> Hi
> I'm not sure if this is old enough. I have a
> sparc 5 that has stopped booting. I'm not sure
> if it is the nvram that has failed or the disk.

  There's an issue with dead nvram that plagues a lot of the older
Sparcs, and will stop the autoboot. IIRC, that problem _always_ sets
the MAC address to ffffffffffff, so it should be easy to check.
  I do remember that the ELC will still boot, but you have to manually
fix the MAC and boot path on every power-cycle.

Received on Thu Jul 11 2002 - 16:52:00 BST

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