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# 1  
Old 03-04-2002
Data nvram reset or crack password

Hello guys ,and girls.

Im having a very interesting problem.
I have a Netra SUN machine
and i had it here for quite a while now...i wanted to install it as a new server and todo so i needed to mount a cd rom and to change the boot at the prom level to cdrom.

this could work but i forgot the nvram password !
and it is very frastrating because i can not rememmber the
nvram password or the os password.

so i have now a big shelve that just makes a lot of noise and i can not do with it nothing . Smilie

so if you can help thanks up ahead.
# 2  
Old 03-04-2002
nvram password usually are set in your sistem BIOS (EPROM) to disable it remove the cover of your system and take out the system Battery (carefull while touching the battery surface). Hold for a couples of minutes then put it back. The nvram password would automatically released from the memory (blank). Hope it helps, post back if this solution doesnt help much...
# 3  
Old 03-04-2002
tnx 4 the help...

thanks for your help but...
unfortunetly this is a SUN NETRA and i can not see any battery or nvram at this mother board [its not white as usualy the nvram is on the pc's or the sparc4u i have here]
Smilie

if you do know where the eeprom/nvram/bios is on these machines please let me know .
and once again thanks for your help.Smilie
# 4  
Old 03-04-2002
try pressing STOP-N during the system startup/booting.
Quote:
pressing STOP-N during bootup restores the default factory nvram settings this includes your nvram password.
Hope this help. Return post back if this doesnt help.
# 5  
Old 03-04-2002
STOP-N

sorry about this one.
i dont have any graphic adapter connected to it.
i use an annex machine to connect to its terminal.
and i have tried the ~# and the ~!
they are not helping me i get this massage:
type CONTROL D to continue with the normal startup or enter root password to go into the nvram [or something like that ...i hope you got the pic.]
.....
so once again back to where we begun...
keep the good spirit though.Smilie
thanks again for your help.
# 6  
Old 03-04-2002
Computer NVRAM reset

Well guys [and girls of cours]
I think i found something
here at this url from sun :
http://192.18.99.138/805-6805-10/805-6805-10.pdf
and if you look at page 49 or so
you can see that there are two jumpers on the mother board:
J2703 == Flash PROM Write Protect /Write Enable
J2804 == Flash PROM Hi-Lo Booting

can anyone help me with these Jumpers ?
Smilie
 

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