First of all my original query :
> First of all I should say this wasn't very clever of me and I feel very
> foolish !!
> I've just taken delivery of a shiny new Sparc20 server. I decided to use
> ttya as the console and changed the eeprom to :
> as rebooted. Low and behold no input or output on ttya and nothing when
> when I connect up a monitor and keyboard. Trouble is I also mucked around
> with the filesystem and I obviously got something wrong so I can't even
> telnet !!!
> Suggestions anyone, apart from finding myself a new career !
As Dave Gunn (firstname.lastname@example.org) says :
> First of all, I suggest you make and test one change at a time--Don't change
> EEPROM settings and the filesystem without testing each one separately. ;-)
The problem breaks down into 2, eeprom and tty.
Here's Dave Haut (email@example.com) answer to the eeprom problem :
> Don't worry. Power off your SS20. Hold down the stop and n keys and power
> the SS20 back on.
> This should reset your eeprom to its default values and you should be
> "good as new"
and Fred <firstname.lastname@example.org> answer to the tty problem :
> Remember that you need a null modem cable, or a null modem adaptor,
> between your terminal and the SS20. Here in the colonies, we can get
> them at Radio Shack. Hopefully, you can get them just as easily over
> The terminal needs to be set at 9600, 8n1.
Checking the cable I had I discovered it was crossed, so changing it to
straight through meant I could log in and change the fs prob.
Thanks to all who answered :
email@example.com (David Gunn)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Ann Rautenbach 3267 Systems_Administrator)
email@example.com.AU (Brett Lymn)
Adrian Cole/Computervision <Adrian_Cole/Computervision@ausns1.cv.com>
firstname.lastname@example.org (Dr. Micheal Albert)
Steve Lee <email@example.com>
Bill Kearney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Herbert 't Hoen" <email@example.com>
Stephen P Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tim Wort <tim@Access.COM>
email@example.com (Dave Haut)
My only excuse is that the heat has fried my brains !!!
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