Expect to see fewer hard drives.

From: Jeffrey S. Worley <Technoid_at_30below.com>
Date: Sun Feb 2 13:33:00 2003

I hate to say it. I'd like it to seem a stroke of genius, but in the
interest of accuracy it was an accident.

The battery in my boot prom was nigh dead and I was setting the date
manually in the prom. When I booted it that last time trying to crack
it I failed to set the date. I was shocked when the machine responded
the way it did.

Just to set the record straight.



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Subject: RE: Expect to see fewer hard drives.

--- "Jeffrey S. Worley" <Technoid_at_30below.com> wrote:
> It wouldn't let me. The os is Solaris 2.4. When I booted single-user
> still had to feed it the root P/W which I didn't have.

Typically for those, you boot a distro CD and mount the root partition
and edit the shadow file. Mind you, you don't need the exact version
of Solaris, just something that will run on your machine.
if you have more than one Solaris box, you can mount the root drive
in the other machine, mount, edit, etc.
> ...I broke the machine by running Jack on the...then set the prom
> date way back...

Interesting approach. I must say that I would never have thought of

Received on Sun Feb 02 2003 - 13:33:00 GMT

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