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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.

        Erik <fair%netbsd.org@localhost>

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