OpenBoot Firmware Password Recovery

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Operating Systems Solaris OpenBoot Firmware Password Recovery
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Old 02-15-2010
OpenBoot Firmware Password Recovery

So in the group of boxes I've inherited, I have one that has a firmware password. I do not know the root password of the machine nor the firmware password. I've tried several things already, such as: removing BIOS battery, double tap the power switch, and several variants of the STOP-A on a PC keyboard. I'm connecting through PuTTy on Console. This is a V210 and I do not see a removable NVRAM chip.

Type boot , go (continue), or login (command mode)

go does nothing from what I can tell
login require password (don't have)
boot only allows me to boot to default, not cdrom.

Thank you in Advance,

Last edited by pludi; 02-15-2010 at 05:03 AM.. Reason: code tags, please...
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Old 02-15-2010
There's a procedure found @ this SUN forum. You may want to give it a try and let us know.

Installation - Replacing NVRAM for Openboot Password Recovery
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Old 02-15-2010

Thanks again for the quick responses.

Here's what worked for me and I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner.

I had two V210's, 1 firmware, 1 not. Basically, I just removed the drives from the one that had firmware and stuck them into the Open one.
Did the precedure to get in the harddrive via root.

I then put the harddrives back and proceeded with the

eeprom security-mode=none

Thanks you and I look forward to being a proud member of this forum.
Tad Kammeyer
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