Eeek, an IPC. I don't think I've ever seen one of them...
Unless things were mad different back in ye olde sparce days,
you can drop the OS to the "BIOS" - Sun's Open Boot Prompt is
essentially a forth interpreter written in ASM, and is generally
pretty nifty. I can't find the documentation for it on docs.sun.com,
I know it's there though.
You can drop the OS to the OBP (or the OK prompt, or whatever
you want to call it) by hitting L1/Stop and a. Sounds like
auotboot? is set to "true" - To stop it, set it to "false".
You might want to try doing "probe-scsi" to check out if the
machine can see the disk, etc.
Regarding the disk... I've no idea if its size/make/model is supported
by the IPC - And the IPC's OBP ain't upgradable, iirc.
Drop a mail to sunrescue at sunhelp.org, those saddos usually know
the score. :)
From: Robert Sweetnam [mailto:ilug at elbob.com]
Sent: 09 November 2000 11:18
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: [ILUG] [OT] Sun Sparc Configuration
Sorry for the OT post but I'm trying to setup Solaris on an elderly
SparcStation IPC and I added a 2GB SCSI Disk to replace the 500Gb one that
was already installed.
I'm getting bad magic errors when the installation attempts to access the
How do I get into the Sparcs equivilent of a BIOS or is there such a
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