SUMMARY: Boot Failed on headless Ultra 1

From: Benjamin Minshall <>
Date: Wed Jun 04 2003 - 15:51:11 EDT
Thanks to those who replied:
system administration account []
Kynaston Roger []

Solution (as suggested by

Will it boot if you connect a device to serial port A? If so, you
probably need to tell it to ignore the lack of a carrier on ttya. Try
	eeprom ttya-ignore-cd
If it is set to false, do
	eeprom ttya-ignore-cd=true

> -----Original Message-----
> Greetings-
> I have an Ultra 1 (167MHz, 128 MB) that refuses to boot without
> an attached
> keyboard.  With keyboard and monitor attached, the boot process is normal.
> This machine uses the internal TP ethernet adapter and aquires network
> settings from DHCP; it boots Solaris 8 installed on the local SCSI disk.
> Without the keyboard attached, the Ultra 1 powers on, but never
> retrieves an
> IP address from the DHCP server, and it doesn't seem to progess with the
> boot at all.  I'm fairly inexperienced with Sun hardware, but I have this
> one SPARC server to manage at my workplace.
> Thanks for any help,
> -Ben

Benjamin Minshall <>
Senior Developer -- Intellicon, Inc.
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Received on Wed Jun 4 15:54:19 2003

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