Alright guys...bear with me as I'm new to Sun hardware.
I have a 3/60 I just picked up...I'd like to install NetBSD on it.
When I power it up, I get "ID PROM INVALID". Of course, when it tries
to net boot it thinks it's hardware address is 0:0:0:0:0:0. So,
what's wrong here? It has the IDPROM in it (location U224). It is, however,
missing a chip at location U314, which is directly connected to what
looks like an EEPROM (near the lithium battery in the back corner).
Now, I have looked through the Sun hardware FAQ and the eeprom-nvram
FAQ. The hardware faq doesn't say much about this, but points to the
other faq. Unfortunately, it only deals with the 3/80 and sparcs.
Anyone know what the missing chip is? Is it necessary (I assume so, but...)?
Any help you could give would be great...via email or this newsgroup.
PS: If I can get this thing going I'm gonna start working on porting
Linux to it...