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Sparc IPX fun

Anyone who read my posts about SSL might have seen that I was working with a pair of Sparcstation IPXs.

I've had these for some time, carting them from place to place frequently just using them as monitor risers on my desk. When I powered them up recently, one of them had a very dead HDD, so I replaced it with a SCSI2SD device, the other still has the original 400MB HDD.

Both had dead NVRAM batteries, so I picked up a pair of the glitchwrks.com replacement battery packs, and just got around to fitting the first one.

I reset the NVRAM, programmed an ID, and it booted.. LOL..

WARNING: Unable to determine keyboard type
SPARCstation IPX, No Keyboard
ROM Rev. 2.9, 64 MB memory installed, Serial #12648430.
Ethernet address 8:0:20:c0:ff:ee, Host ID: 57c0ffee.

Boot device: /sbus/esp@0,800000/sd@3,0   File and args:
NetBSD/sparc Secondary Boot, Revision 1.15
(builds@wb29, Sun Dec 16 01:18:09 PST 2007)
Booting netbsd
3296696+106168+202196 [204464+192011]=0x3e127c
OBP version 2, revision 2.9 (plugin rev 2)
Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
    2006, 2007
    The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
    The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.

NetBSD 4.0 (GENERIC) #0: Sun Dec 16 02:09:27 PST 2007
total memory = 65428 KB
avail memory = 59964 KB
timecounter: Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
bootpath: /sbus@1,f8000000/esp@0,800000/sd@3,0
mainbus0 (root): SUNW,Sun 4/50: hostid 57c0ffee
cpu0 at mainbus0: W8601/8701 or MB86903 @ 40 MHz, on-chip FPU
cpu0: cache chip bug; trap page uncached
cpu0: 64K byte write-through, 32 bytes/line, hw flush: cache enabled

I even managed to guess the root password I set.

I wonder if I can get it to upgrade itself :-p pkgin work on NetBSD 4.0? :-)


Matt Wallis

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