What Sun Microsystems Hardware do you have?
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Cool! What does it run, SunOS 4.1.4?

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01-02-2019, 03:22 AM
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I have an ultra 24 workstation, a sunfire x4500. both working and somewhat complete. I also have a storagetek 6100 i'm currently trying to part out.


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04-15-2019, 08:44 PM
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Just picked up an Ultra 2 Creator box from an electronics scrapcyclesaler near my workplace. Looks like it's 2x166 MHz with a decent-looking RAM loadout. Now I just have to remember how the hell that stupid power switch works...

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05-10-2019, 04:30 AM
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Now I remember how the hell that stupid power switch works...it doesn't. Fortunately, the PS/2-to-Sun converter I have comes with a built-in power button for just such an occasion...! The Ultra 2 is more or less alive and well, although it's being a little crotchety - it's insistent on running the full POST suite before even giving me OpenBoot access over the serial port, to say nothing of displaying anything on the monitor. The POST halts with the message "OBIO Interrupt is in an incorrect state," whatever that means. It's not a dead battery, since it's bugging me for the firmware password when it finally does give me the OpenBoot prompt...

Nearly a gigabyte of RAM in this sucker!

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06-12-2019, 01:50 AM
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(06-12-2019, 01:50 AM)commodorejohn Wrote:  Now I remember how the hell that stupid power switch works...it doesn't. Fortunately, the PS/2-to-Sun converter I have comes with a built-in power button for just such an occasion...! The Ultra 2 is more or less alive and well, although it's being a little crotchety - it's insistent on running the full POST suite before even giving me OpenBoot access over the serial port, to say nothing of displaying anything on the monitor. The POST halts with the message "OBIO Interrupt is in an incorrect state," whatever that means. It's not a dead battery, since it's bugging me for the firmware password when it finally does give me the OpenBoot prompt...
This thread mentions that you could be able to reset that firmware password by starting the machine without NVRAM, wait for the ok prompt, reinstall the NVRAM (carefully) and use set-defaults to finally clear the firmware password. I don't remember if I ever had to do that on one of my Sun machines, but starting w/o NVRAM is definitely possible.

For the full POST: maybe the environment is configured to run diagnostics all the time or after each cold start.

BTW, if that NVRAM still has juice in it, the machine must have been running a lot to not drain the NVRAM battery - or maybe the NVRAM got replaced some time in between.

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06-12-2019, 05:54 PM
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(05-10-2019, 04:30 AM)commodorejohn Wrote:  Just picked up an Ultra 2 Creator box from an electronics scrapcyclesaler near my workplace. Looks like it's 2x166 MHz with a decent-looking RAM loadout. Now I just have to remember how the hell that stupid power switch works...

I'm jealous, I've wanted an Ultra 2 to replace my Ultra 1 for quite some time now. The lack of UPA slots really makes the (non-Creator) Ultra 1 less than desirable.

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06-12-2019, 06:40 PM
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(06-12-2019, 05:54 PM)johnnym Wrote:  BTW, if that NVRAM still has juice in it, the machine must have been running a lot to not drain the NVRAM battery - or maybe the NVRAM got replaced some time in between.
Yeah, I'm curious how recently it was in the field - I know it was in the shop I picked it up from back in September, but clearly it hasn't been sitting unplugged that long. Also wondering what the original application was - there's an asset tag on it, but I think it's from a liquidation agency rather than the actual original owner. Be really interesting to see what's on it if the hard drive's still good.

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06-12-2019, 10:40 PM
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I've got a Blade 2500, 2x1.6GHz UltraSPARC IIIi, an XVR-1200 and 16 GB of RAM, runs Pro/E Wildfire 4 like a champ! Smile

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