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Re: Magnum hardware questions
Wayne Knowles <wdk%NetBSD.ORG@localhost> writes:
> At some stage you will need to replace the MK48T02. This can be a tricky
> procedure. The area used for the Ethernet MAC address etc is write
> protected by hardware by default. I have not found any way to overcome
> this restriction so you will need to do a transplant in another machine.
Bummer. I have a SS1+ that's not doing anything else that would be
great for the purpose, though, and two or three timekeeper chips.
> The procedure for doing this on a sun can be found in the port-mips
> I will transfer this to the FAQ section shortly. There is also some more
> info I wish to add.
I saw that. It'd be nice to know what the other bytes in that sequence
are. Also, the boot messages indicated an invalid checksum; it would
be nice to know how to generate a correct checksum for a different MAC
> > Anyway, I have it booting RiscOS, so it's in better condition than it
> > first appeared. I guess I'll try firing up NetBSD on it soon.
> If don't know what the root password is, the following procedure boots
> RISC/os into single user:
> boot dksd()unix initarg=s
Oh, cool. The first time I booted it dropped into single-user mode
after failing to find a no-longer-existent external disk. I fixed that
and then changed the root password, but now it wedges somewhere later
in the boot sequence instead of dropping back to a root shell.
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