SUMMARY: Invalid IPprom content

From: Deepak Sinha (
Date: Wed Dec 09 1998 - 16:55:40 CST

Thanks for everybody who responded, here is the list:

Christopher L. Barnard
Marco Greene
Peter Laws
David Staggs
Sean Quaint

The response was that it could be the bad battery in the NVRAM.
Marco Green pointed me to sun-nvram-hostid.faq which available at:

This faq answers every questions I had and I should be able to solve my
problem, thanks!

Deepak K. Sinha Voice: (847)467-2457 (W)
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Here is my original posting:

On Wed, 9 Dec 1998, Deepak Sinha wrote:

> Hi Sun Managers,
> When I reboot my sparc 20, I get diagnostic of invalid IPprom content and
> the Ethernet address is showing up as all 0's i.e. 00:00:00:00:00:00.
> Is there a way I can assign this to a valid address, (I know the original
> address) ? Or the solution is to replace the IDprom?
> Thanks,
> Deepak

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