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RE: Deb on Sparc Station 5

On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 09:20 +0100, Richard Mortimer wrote:
> Ok, so you say that it asks for a password after doing stop-A. That's
> probably typical of University machines because it makes it harder for
> students/staff bypassing privileges. 
> As someone else said the easiest is probably to zap the OBP settings by
> playing with the contents of the device outside of the machine.
> Failing that you need to get logged in a root on the existing OS (Solaris I
> presume) and then you can reset the password/security settings using the
> eeprom command.
Alternatively if you can put a suitable kernel & root image where it
expects to boot from (with security set up it was only intended to boot
from one place - often network) then you can use the Linux OpenPROM
filesystem and read the password setting out of the PROM as it is stored


 - Martin

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