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Re: floppy installation & NVRAM

On Wed, Oct 25, 2000 at 08:43:33PM -0400, John Anderson wrote:
> I just acquired a SparcStation 2 which needs a new NVRAM chip.  Would a
> bad chip interfere with the computer booting from a floppy?  I prepared a
> boot floppy (for Sparc) from an Intel based machine and it displays the
> following message on the screen:

Hmm, I don't know about a floppy, but I've net-booted a Sparc that had a
bad NVRAM chip.  This was after setting the hostid and MAC address
following the instructions at

Check eBay, I've gotten NVRAM chips for ~$15-25 on there before.

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