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Old 09-07-2001
Question SUN IPC Workstation Q

I know that there are lots of UNIX pros here so I'm asking for some help. I have recently acquired 2 SUN IPC Workstations. The stations were destined for the garbage so I was unable to talk to the owners. Neither of them will make it through the boot process. One gives an error "le0: No carrier-- transceiver cable problem? This message repeats through an endless loop. Could it be looking to boot from somewhere on the network. The other station looks for a loopback return signal; again it is looking to the network. I have no idea of what the ip's were set to for these machines so I can't adjust my network for them.

How can I format the drives for new Solaris installations? There is no cdrom drive and no access to the OS, as I can't get them to boot successfully.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Last edited by shaggy; 09-07-2001 at 10:09 PM..
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Old 09-08-2001
You might try connecting your ethernet card(s) to a working ethernet hub. This may stop the first set of errors so you can get to the next set Smilie
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Old 09-08-2001
The workstations were connected (physically) to my network when I received these error messages.
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