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# 1  
Old 08-05-2009
How to practice OBP without having sun system.

Hi all,
I have installed VM (solaris 10) , but i want to practice OBP, how will i practice OBP? Is there any virtual sort of thing for pratice?

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# 2  
Old 08-05-2009
I have Solaris 10 on my VM as well. As for OBP it is an on board SUN systems. I do not think you can practice. you could try eeprom but I am not sure that will work either since there is not a OBP on there MOBO
# 3  
Old 08-05-2009
What is eeprom? I don't know annything about it.
There is no Virtual OBP kind of thing?
I have to practice alot on OBP.
Please help.
Regards.
# 4  
Old 08-05-2009
"eeprom" will work as x86 systems have a file where these settings will go...

from the eeprom manpage:
Code:
  x86
     EEPROM storage is simulated using a  file  residing  in  the
     platform-specific  boot  area.  The /boot/solaris/bootenv.rc
     file simulates EEPROM storage.

# 5  
Old 08-05-2009
So it means there is no such thing for practicing OBP?
# 6  
Old 08-05-2009
there is no need to practice this... have you ever seen a BIOS practicing tool? you just need to make the settings for you machine. if you've done this once, you know how to do it... all you need is:

Code:
printenv
setenv
nvalias
nvunalias
...

# 7  
Old 08-05-2009
yeah I don't think there's a way to practice, except for a buying a cheap old SUN box..you can find plenty on ebay.

I recommend you go through OBP documentation, as it contains pretty much all that you may need in your troubleshooting and installation.

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