SUMMARY: UE 6500 weirdness

From: David Personette (
Date: Fri Jun 09 2000 - 10:03:33 CDT

I should have mentioned that it was set to boot from disk first. It turned
that the OpenBoot settings for disk and diagnostics had been changed. We
not sure if the nvram lost it's settings and went to defaults via a hiccup
(hardware or software), or a deliberate act on someone's part. Anyway it is

working, and the key is in the locked position (no stop-a's).

Thanks to all who replied:
Keven M. Korb
Richard Hogg
Tom Cowan
Dennis Martens
Scott Steagall
Mark Halverson
Keith H
Arther Darren Dunham
Carol Sanders
Tina Escanillas

Original problem:
I have two UE6500's, and 3 U10's. We changed out our FireWall this morning,

and an UE6500 and an U10 needed their arp-cache cleared before they would
work. The other UE6500 was attempting to boot off it's network interface.
It had the error message "Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet" scrolled off
the screen. It had only been a few minutes since the F/W swap out. When
power cycled, it shows all the tests that it runs during POST, like it's in
diagnostic mode or something. It then still refuses to try to boot from
thing but the network. PLEASE help.

David Personette
Sr. Unix SysAdmin
Network Telephone
(850) 469-9904 x1061


"Destroy the Earth!? but that's where I keep all my stuff!" --The Tick

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