>I'm running a 4/470 (4.1) which has a problem with the eeprom.
>The eeprom has an checksum error and the software can't fix it.
>The eeprom is writable.
>Does anyone have a clue on how to fix this ?
>Is it a potential BIG problem ? (or can I just ignore it)
Most people suggested to use eeprom -i -c (or -ic or -ci etc)
but that doesn't work. It turned out to be a known problem.
Brian H. Powell writes:
> According to the SunOS 4.1.1B Release and Install manual, Chapter 13,
>Known Problems, Page 13-12, BugID 1034017:
> The eeprom command must always be used with the -i flag when run on a
>SPARCsystem 300 series of SPARCsystem 400 series machine. Without the flag, an
>error message is displayed:
> eeprom: software area checksum wrong
I also got a warning concerning the same problem on an SS1:
Klaus U. Schallhorn writes:
>I had the same problem on an SS1 few months back. The hard&software guys
>insisted I could ignore it. Within days I had a bad disk. Although
>sun [uk] stil maintained a kernel or other problem [I hadn't touched it
>in more than 9 months] I finally managed to get a new chip. fsck'ed the
>disk. Everything's fine now.
Thanks to all who responded,
email@example.com (Mike Jipping)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Joe Garbarino)
stern@East.Sun.COM (Hal Stern - Consultant)
email@example.com (Todd S. Antonson)
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firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Raffety)
Andie Ness <email@example.com>
Dave Plummer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Steve Riley <pacacc!steve@sacto.West.Sun.COM>
email@example.com (Harumi Anne Kuno )
firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian H. Powell)
Hans Klunder tel: +31 15 785857
System Support fax: +31 15 783787
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