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Sun Blade 150 wont boot off cdrom

Hello,

Ive just aquired a blade 150 off ebay.Im new to suns and are having a problem getting it to boot off the cdrom.Openboot continuously tries to do a network boot and I cant enter any commands.Im using an average pc keyboard and it definetly works.Thanks for any help.
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You need to get to a "ok" prompt somehow.

The machine is obviously configured to boot from the network. Are you sure that it has a hard drive in it?

to get into install mode you either attach a console keyboard and screen and then all output goes to vga, or you detach console keyboard and screen and use serial interface only (eg. vt100).

I don't know the Blade 150 very well but I'd say that if you had a Sun keyboard you could type STOP-A to interrupt it, or if you had a serial keyboard attached you could type Ctrl-Break.

I don't think that you've got the right kit to do either.
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I used to have a Blade 150 too. Although I had a Sun Keyboard, I did try it a few times with a standard PC keyboard. If you press the 'Pause/Break' button during boot. does that return anything, or drop you to the OK prompt?
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Thanks for the replies.I found out with google that if you touch the power button twice after the boot bleep,that you will go straight to a ok prompt.
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