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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:36 am    Post subject: [SunFire v240] Trying to reset existing configuration Reply with quote

Hi there,

I have a second hand SunFire v240 and I don't know nothing about it (the OS which is running, the existing configuration, ...).
I can connect to the serial port (RJ45) and get something on my screen, but it prompts for a Login/Password that I obviously don't know. I tried to reset the ALOM conf with the sun documentation but it doesn't work.

I tried the timeout way (wait at the « Login » prompt to get a timeout and a console) but it only prompts "type #. to get back to the ALOM" (or something like that) and not the ok> prompt.
I tried the escape key during the ALOM boot, it doesn't work too (I don't have the « reset » option).
Finally, I can't change settings with Solaris because I don't have access to the OS... I not even sure that the OS is Solaris and is correctly working when I boot it.

So, can you help me to gain access to the prompt which will allows me to type « boot net » to finally install gentoo on that box ?



PS : sorry for my english, this isn't my maternal language ;)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like OBP is set to auto-boot = true.

Try removing the boot disk, or well, just all the disks.
Then it _should_ fall to "ok>" after the login timeout, as there is nothing to boot from.

Then, in OBP, set auto-boot to false, turn the server off and reinstall the disks.

You will have to install Solaris then most likely, as you will need scadm to reset the ALOM password. Or use the live cd, mount /, and edit /etc/shadow to reset the OS root password..
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are the results without all disks :
Code:
ALOM BOOTMON v1.3.0
ALOM Build Release: 007
Reset register: e0000000 EHRS ESRS LLRS


ALOM POST 1.0


Dual Port Memory Test, PASSED.

TTY External - Internal Loopback Test
TTY External - Internal Loopback Test, PASSED.

TTYC - Internal Loopback Test
TTYC - Internal Loopback Test, PASSED.

TTYD - Internal Loopback Test
TTYD - Internal Loopback Test, PASSED.

Memory Data Lines Test
Memory Data Lines Test, PASSED.

Memory Address Lines Test
  Slide address bits to test open address lines
  Test for shorted address lines
Memory Address Lines Test, PASSED.

Memory Parity Test
Memory Parity Test, PASSED.

Boot Sector FLASH CRC Test
Boot Sector FLASH CRC Test, PASSED.



Return to Boot Monitor for Handshake 
ALOM POST 1.0
   Status = 00007fff

Returned from Boot Monitor and Handshake



Clearing Memory Cells
Memory Clean Complete


Loading the runtime image...
SC Alert: SC System booted.


Sun(tm) Advanced Lights Out Manager 1.3 (XXXXXXXXXXXXX)



Full VxDiag Tests

BASIC TOD TEST
  Read the TOD Clock:        SUN JAN 23 05:21:49 2000
  Wait, 1 - 3 seconds       
  Read the TOD Clock:        SUN JAN 23 05:21:51 2000
BASIC TOD TEST, PASSED

ETHERNET CPU LOOPBACK TEST
  50 BYTE PACKET   - a 0 in field of 1's.  Attaching network interface cpm0... done.

  50 BYTE PACKET   - a 1 in field of 0's. 
  900 BYTE PACKET  - pseudo-random data. 
ETHERNET CPU LOOPBACK TEST, PASSED

Full VxDiag Tests - PASSED



    Status summary  -  Status = 7FFF

       VxDiag    -          -  PASSED
       POST      -          -  PASSED
       LOOPBACK  -          -  PASSED

       I2C       -          -  PASSED
       EPROM     -          -  PASSED
       FRU PROM  -          -  PASSED

       ETHERNET  -          -  PASSED
       MAIN CRC  -          -  PASSED
       BOOT CRC  -          -  PASSED

       TTYD      -          -  PASSED
       TTYC      -          -  PASSED
       MEMORY    -          -  PASSED
       MPC850    -          -  PASSED


Please login:

Serial line login timeout, returns to console stream.

Enter #. to return to ALOM.

And nothing else.

Then, when I push on the front button, it displays :
Code:
SC Alert: Host System has Reset


RED State Exception
Error enable reg: 0000.0000.0000.0000
ECCR: 0000.0000.00f0.4c00
CPU 0000.0000.0000.0001 AFSR 0031.0298.0000.006c  Multiple PRIV ETP UCU CPU EDC EDU
AFAR 0000.0400.0fe0.2120
CPU: 0000.0000.0000.0001
TL=0000.0000.0000.0005  TT=0000.0000.0000.0064
   TPC=0000.0200.0000.4c80  TnPC=0000.0200.0000.4c84  TSTATE=0000.0000.1504.1400
TL=0000.0000.0000.0004  TT=0000.0000.0000.0064
   TPC=0000.0200.0000.4c80  TnPC=0000.0200.0000.4c84  TSTATE=0000.0000.1504.1400
TL=0000.0000.0000.0003  TT=0000.0000.0000.0064
   TPC=0000.0200.0000.4c80  TnPC=0000.0200.0000.4c84  TSTATE=0000.0000.1504.1400
TL=0000.0000.0000.0002  TT=0000.0000.0000.0064
   TPC=0000.0200.0000.0c80  TnPC=0000.0200.0000.0c84  TSTATE=0000.0000.1504.1400
TL=0000.0000.0000.0001  TT=0000.0000.0000.0064
   TPC=0000.0000.2400.4cd8  TnPC=0000.0000.2400.4cdc  TSTATE=0000.0000.1500.1500

CPU 0000.0000.0000.0000 AFSR 0030.0001.0100.0000  Multiple PRIV RUE
AFAR 0000.0010.3ff0.2fa0

What does that mean ?
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