Subject: RE: Using a bare Sparc 2 (no video board)
To: (Rick Copeland) <email@example.com>
From: Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/22/1998 18:20:57
On 22-Apr-98 Rick Copeland spoke unto us all:
# Sparc List,
# I have got a Sun Sparc2 without a video board and missing the NVram. Is it
# possible to use the Sparc2 in this condition somehow? I know that the serial
# port can be used with a terminal but does it (the Sparc 2) have to have a
# NVram to run?
When you say missing NVRAM.. do you mean the NVRAM is dead, or physically
missing? If it's just dead.. then yes.. there is a sun NVRAM faq, and you can
just reprogram as you boot. (annoying but it works)
If its missing.. I doubt it. But headless is no problem at all. Worst case..
just go buy an NVRAM from digikey.. cant be more than 10 bux or so?
Tim Rightnour - email@example.com