SUMMARY: Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet

From: Scott Wyckoff (
Date: Wed Aug 24 1994 - 21:20:26 CDT

        Thanks once again to the quick and accurate responces from my fellow Sun
        The problem, as everyone including myself had figured out; the system
was trying to boot off of the network.
        The reason; when you replace certain internal parts, the machine
reverts to network booting mode (you'll have to ask the engineers at Sun to find
the ultimate reasoning for this).
        The solution; reset the "boot-device" to disk and the "diag-switch?" to
false in the eeprom. Do a man on eeprom for specifics. It's really quite easy.

        It's amazing, I have pages and pages of instructions on how to remove
the cover on a Sparc 10 but nothing on how to or even the need to reset the

Thanks to: (Chuck D. Foley) (Serkan Cil) (Alain Brossard EPFL-SIC/SII) (Dag Lunder)
Wolfgang Bauer <>
Dan Stromberg - OAC-DCS <>
"Jerrold A. Stiffler" <>

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