Subject: Re: port-sparc/4823: Dead eeprom screws ethernet on sparc
To: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/15/1998 17:00:06
On Thu, 15 Jan 1998, Todd Vierling wrote:

> On Thu, 15 Jan 1998, David Brownlee wrote:
> : 	Thanks.. would it be possible to add a link to the NVRAM/Hostid
> : 	FAQ from the NetBSD/sparc webpage?
> I'll send your request to Paul (sparc portmaster).  BTW, one thing I forgot
> was another command you should type at the boot prompt when resurrecting an
> ok setenv diag-switch? false
> Without this, you'll go through a lengthy diagnostic at every boot and not
> just the first one.  :)

	(grins) that was the second thing I set (sunmon-compat?=false was
	the first). I now have rc.local plug the following into the eeprom
	each boot (on the assumption its dead anyway).

	Hmm.. would it be worth looking at modifying the openprom code to
	make it easier to set the mac address from inside NetBSD, or should
	I just plug the appropriate commands into the nvramrc?
	(All this hassle for one dead eeprom.. tsk :)


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