NCCC - Sunfire V100 / Solaris
tad at rave.com
Wed Jan 14 17:10:26 CST 2009
Try "console -f" from the sc> prompt.
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[mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Tom Uban
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Subject: Re: NCCC - Sunfire V100 / Solaris
The "console" command from "lom>" yeilds "Console not shared".
The "#." command is supposed to be issued from Solaris, which
is not yet installed (or running).
I need to access the "forth" monitor which has the "ok" prompt,
but again, the "console" command does not connect.
Andy Piercy wrote:
> "#." to returne I think...
> 2009/1/14 Tom Uban <uban at ubanproductions.com>:
>> Ok, through a combination of experimentation and help from all of
>> you, I've been able to get to the "lom>" prompt. Woot! But now I
>> seem to face a new problem. I would like to install Solaris from
>> the CD drive, but I need to access the "forth" boot mode "ok" prompt.
>> When I try to use the "console" command, it reports "Console is
>> not shared". I've tried setting bootmode to forth and issuing the
>> "poweron" command, but I am still unable to gain access to the "ok"
>> prompt console. Some googling reveals others have had this same
>> problem and that there is supposed to be a doc in the sunsolve
>> database which describes something about this, but I would need
>> a service contract to access the document. How do I access the
>> main processor forth mode console?
>> Continuing thanks...
>> Ed Groenenberg wrote:
>>> Best way is to install Solrais 8, 9 or 10.
>>> Then install the SUNWlomu, SUNWlomr & SUNWlomm packages
>>> followed by patch 110208-22. Then use the lom tool to
>>> manipulate the lom config to your likings.
>>> BTW, the patch has the latest firmware for the lom, so you
>>> can also upgrade it if wanted.
>>>> Sorry about the lack of true classic computing content to this
>>>> question, but it does relate to a little bit older machine, a
>>>> Sunfire V100...
>>>> I purchased one of these from eBay in hopes of possibly upgrading
>>>> my home firewall and discovered that the machine has a Lights-Out-
>>>> Management (LOM) CPU controlling the main UltraSPARC IIi processor.
>>>> The LOM runs a monitor program (LOMlite) which on this particular
>>>> machine is currently configured to require a login/password when
>>>> communicating with the machine over the console serial port.
>>>> >From seemingly endless google searching, it sounds like I should
>>>> able to break out of the LOMlite login/password cycle by resetting
>>>> the machine with the JP13 jumper. When I do this, LOM is reset, a
>>>> few seemingly ok diagnostic messages are emitted, and then the
>>>> password are again requested.
>>>> I was unable to determine if there is some sort of default login
>>>> The only path seems to be to possibly load the PATA IDE hard drive
>>>> with Solaris, and then use the Solaris tools to reset the LOM
>>>> Does anyone on this list have any experience with this machine?
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