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Hello!

I have a problem with my Sparc Classic I don't remember
my old PROM -password. So I cant boot.

What shuld I do?

hni@remus.hoe.se
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by:poljot
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I can´t boot either from disk or cdrom and I want to install
solaris 2.5.1


Help me, please!
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mgrcnk earned 200 total points
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You will need to remove your system battery.  I don't have a Classic, but that is how we fix it on IPC, IPX, Sparc 20, etc.

So, I can't help you with where to find the battery, but it should be easy to find.  I am never sure how long the system can go without a bettery before it loses the settings.  Typically, I just remove the battery and put it back in the next morning.

Hope this helps.

chris
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by:adjn
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I'm sure that poljot already tried to locate the system battery. The biggest problem is where it actually is located.
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by:poljot
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I have thought about that by myself. The problem is that i can't
find any battery :(

/hni
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by:mgrcnk
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Since I don't have a Classic, I can't help you any more than that.  Maybe someone else can comment on where to find the battery.
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