On Sun, 07 Aug 2005 09:42:35 +0200, Hartwig Atrops writes: >> The ss5's don't come with a floppy or CD drive, but I do have a SCSI CD >> burner attached to one of my amd boxes. How do I get round the openboot >> password to tell it to boot from the CD? > >External SCSI CD? You can attach it to the SS5. Openboot password? Are you >shure? I have never seen a machine with an openboot password (I think there >is an option to have a password - cannot check at the moment). having an openprom passwd on dumpste^Wsecond-hand gear is really annoying. I've had good results on a number of ss4s with the hardcore method: pull the idprom/nvram chip out, boot the sucker and go to the openprom prompt, then carefully insert the chip *while everything is hot* (time for sweaty palms!). setenv security-mode none; and off you go. one of the places mentioning this method: http://www.bicekru.org/faq.htm#12 regards az -- + Alexander Zangerl + DSA 42BD645D + (RSA 5B586291) Q. how many lightbulbs does it take to change a light bulb? A. one, if it knows its own Goedel number.
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