mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Aug 29 15:01:05 CDT 2010
On 8/29/10 1:48 PM, dwight elvey wrote:
> I pulled the NVRAM from my Sparcbook S1 to read it.
> I looked at the data and it doesn't look like anything was
> stored in it.
> The first 8 bytes are FF then it is 00 until 0407.
> It then turns to FF until 07F9 that is 80. It is
> then FF until the end.
> According to the spec sheet, the 80 would indicate
> that the clock oscillator is turn off.
> I wanted to make sure I'd not accidentally damaged
> some byte in it so I put it back into my Sparcbook.
> It booted fine with only the message that the clock
> needed resetting ( always there but I've not attempted
> to set it ).
> Is it possible that it is storing everything on the disk
> and not using the NVRAM for anything, only the clock function?
I suppose it's possible but it'd be extremely non-Sun-like. Your
Ethernet MAC address should be in there; is it coming up with a useful
one, or all 0xFF?
Port Charlotte, FL
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