Today (Saturday) We will make some minor tuning adjustments to MySQL.

You may experience 2 up to 10 seconds "glitch time" when we restart MySQL. We expect to make these adjustments around 1AM Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT) US.


Sun Sparc Ultra 30 help

Login or Register to Reply

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
# 1  
Sun Sparc Ultra 30 help

Hi all,
I managed to salvage form work an old Sun Sparc Ultra 30. I have had it stored (controlled storage) for a few years and decided to get it home and boot it up.

It starts up with a beep then I can hear disks spinning up, CDROM moving but nothing is displayed on the monitor.

Can anyone help me troubleshooting what is failing?

Many thanks.

---------- Post updated at 01:20 AM ---------- Previous update was at 12:13 AM ----------

right.. I've managed to get video. I unscrewed the PSU and disconnected the small connector on the motherboard in order to check the ram. But I could not work out how to remove the ram and clean it. I then booted again and now shows...

Image

---------- Post updated at 01:21 AM ---------- Previous update was at 01:20 AM ----------

It asks for a firmware password which I don't have Smilie Any ideas?
# 2  
Googling the NVRAM u2103 error seems to indicate your nvram battery is dead. The portion saying "nvram parameters to default values" backs that up. I'm not sure, but most systems have you start your RAM at slot 0 and increment. It may be that this machine had BIOS settings turning off those first RAM slots, but I'd start by looking for the battery on your motherboard, finding a new one and replacing it, and if you get issues with the RAM, try relocating them to slots 0-2 instead of 5-7.

As for the firmware password, Googling that problem indicates you can create a special boot disk if you have access to ANOTHER Sun Sparc 30 (which I'm guessing you don't) or you can replace the boot prom completely. it's Part #525-1669 and you may be able to find one online somewhere. I have zero experience and would be discouraged if I were in your shoes looking at this problem, sorry. I just did some quick Googling for you and have to deal with a couple older Sun machines at work (and wish I didn't have to... lol)
# 3  
Do you think the firmware password comes from the nvram being set to defaults? Is there any mention of a default password?
Login or Register to Reply

|
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:
Advanced Search

More UNIX and Linux Forum Topics You Might Find Helpful
How to install PGX32 on Sparc 10 Ultra?
Michele31416
I'm trying to install a PGX32 video card on my Sparc 10 Ultra running Solaris 10. I've got the Oracle installation guide for it and I got as far as: "4. Insert the CD-ROM labeled “GFX OpenWindows for Solaris 2” into the drive." I don't have a CD-ROM by that name and a web search for that...... Solaris
21
Solaris
Sun Sparc Ultra 4 won't boot - disk errors
jamie_collins
Hi all. I am seeing in one of our less-used servers that it crashed and now won't restart. I get the message 'continue with normal startup or boot into maintenance mode'. I go into maintenance and run fsck on /usr0 (mentioned in error at restart) it then reboots but goes right back to...... Solaris
3
Solaris
In Sparc Ultra 45 machine, how to enable bge1
durgaprasadr13
In Sparc Ultra 45 machine, how to enable bge1 port, how to do if bge0 is down then bge1 should automatically up. Thanks & Regards... Solaris
2
Solaris
Need Help , Ultra SPARC can not loading
heru_90
Dear All, I have trouble, I have SPARC Machine and when start for loading, can not finish ! this is copy off message from my system Netra t 1120/1125 (UltraSPARC-II 440MHz), No Keyboard OpenBoot 3.31, 512 MB memory installed, Serial #12116535. Ethernet address 8:0:20:b8:e2:37, Host ID:...... UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users
4
UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users
Sun Ultra sparc 60
vikasdeshmukh
Hello everybody!! I need your help again. I am using Sun Ultra sparc 60 machine.Follwing are the types of files getting generated in /var/tmp. "windu_sm_o aaaa,baaa,caaa,daaa" etc. I am not able to locate which application is generating these files. Can I straightway delete these files ? or...... UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
1
UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Featured Tech Videos