Sun V445 hangs before {0} ok prompt

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# 15  
Old 12-10-2013
@Dukenuke : I ll surely try that removing ALOM thing and will update on that, but I doubt removing the ALOM card would help me break the boot sequence into "ok prompt" from where I can proceed for Solaris installation (just a newbies opinion but will update as soon as I ll try that).

@hicksd : I disconnected all the power, the moment I power on the machine it takes me to ALOM login, then in some time, timer expires for character input but nothing moves on, unless I press the front button on the machine (which is very normal I guess) and the moment I press that power button on front ... : output is posted in my first message.

Well thanks anyways uptil now, and lemme know if anything comes in mind.
# 16  
Old 12-10-2013
You can also try this one:

1. power down
remove power cords for several seconds

2. press esc key during alom boot when this is on screen:
Boot Sector FLASH CRC Test
Boot Sector FLASH CRC Test, PASSED.
Return to Boot Monitor for Handshake

After esc key is pressed you get the ALOM Menu

3. Enter e to erase the ALOM NVRAM
4. Enter r to return to ALOM boot process
Which won't fix your boot problem but will give you access to ALOM and from there on we can go on further...
# 17  
Old 12-11-2013
@Dukenuke : This is what options em getting ALOM escape menu.
Btw ALOM is 1.6.4

f - Wait for flash download from host.
C - Copy Boot Monitor from FLASHBOAT.
j - Jump to main code (at 0x01010000).
m - Run POST Menu.
(Do not try this after a flash update of the boot monitor!)
d - play DOOM
s - Set clock speed
e - Set external and internal console serial ports baud rate
i - Set internal control serial port baud rate
t - Toggle 'OK' flag
R - Reset SC
b,h,w - Read byte/halfword/word
B,H,W - Write byte/halfword/word
r - Return to bootmon
# 18  
Old 12-11-2013
So you have to try without the ALOM...
# 19  
Old 12-11-2013
I just found a message when booting my machine :

Read the TOD Clock:
SC Alert: Preceding SC reset due to watchdog
SAT JAN 01 02:13:36 2000
Wait, 1 - 3 seconds
Read the TOD Clock: SAT JAN 01 02:13:38 2000

Can it be something that's making my machine stuck at "starting RTC", or is it a regular SC Alert.
# 20  
Old 12-11-2013
This is looking like a System Controller (SC) problem. Why is the clock saying year 2000? Perhaps the CMOS battery has died??

Certainly, if the SPARC box asks the SC for the date/time and the result is way prior to the date/time that it's running with that will surely confuse the hell out of the system!!

Is the system under an Oracle hardware support contract?

---------- Post updated at 04:48 PM ---------- Previous update was at 04:21 PM ----------

You said that you had tried a STOP-A on the Sun keyboard with no result.

STOP-N should reset the OBP parameters (if they are corrupted). Maybe worth a shot.
# 21  
Old 12-12-2013
Can you tell me the key if I am connecting to the machine via Serial/windows laptop.
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