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How to reset firmware password on Sun V240

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I have a Sun V240 and don't know the firmware password. I want to reset the firmware password. I also don't know the password for the Solaris 9 OS which is installed.
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There are some details here:

http://www.softpanorama.org/Hardware/Sun/ALOM/alom_setup.shtml

Basically you need to boot the OS, log in as root and make the necessary changes.  If you do not have an OS on the machine, you are going to need to get an installed OS disc from another machine, boot from it, log in and make the necessary changes.

You can not reset the ALOM password unless you can get ROOT access to the Solaris OS on the server.

-Rowan
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For the installed Solaris 9, you can reset the root password using an install disk:
  http://www.brandonhutchinson.com/Resetting_forgotten_root_password.html
  http://www.softpanorama.org/Solaris/Security/solaris_root_password_recovery.shtml

Then you can use rowansmith's suggestion for resetting firmware password.
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Please have a look at my answer in http:Q_22932984.html
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There is some jumper or chip you have to remove and plug it back to reset the password...
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Got a disk from another system. Booted up and logged in. Used the eeprom command to set the firmware password. Worked just as described.
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