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Re: NetBSD support for Suns with dead IDPROM batteries
On May 24, 2011, at 14:47, Jochen Kunz wrote:
> Even if you don't want to hack the hardware, you can reprogramm the
> ID-PROM after power up. It takes only a few simple Forth words, see the
> Sun NVRAM FAQ. The machine will run fine with a real Ethernet MAC
> address until powered down.
My suggestion obviates the need to reprogram the IDPROM manually at every power
up. Further, according my research, the IDPROMs themselves cease to be
programmable after a time.
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