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Re: OS dies, Sparc server returns to Open Boot prompt

Hi Peter,

I think somehow I am sending a BREAK to it. Maybe it was a default startup or shutdown of minicom. Someone from the list mentioned the command "go" yesterday and I tried it and Debian does resume.


Peter Hicks wrote:
Are you sending a BREAK signal somehow to the machine?  At the boot prompt, can you type "go" and bring the machine straight back to life?


-----Original Message-----
From: John Bevins <johnb@netptc.net>

Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:56:41 To: <debian-sparc@lists.debian.org>
Subject: OS dies, Sparc server returns to Open Boot prompt

Hello Everyone,


Sun Netra 240

Linux hostname 2.6.18-6-sparc64-smp #1 SMP Fri Oct 10 12:34:52 UTC 2008 sparc64 GNU/Linux

Disclaimer: I usually run Linux on x86 but I am stuck at this time with a Sun Sparc server which I know very little about.

I have a Sun Sparc server running Debian that may run for days but the OS stops/dies and when I serial into it with Minicom it is at the Open boot prompt and I have to tell it to boot.

Has anybody had this problem?
What was the resolution?
How do you trouble shoot this?

If further information is needed please let me know.

Thank you for your time in advance,

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