Im trying to install solaris 10 on an ultra 5 and and ultra 10 so I can learn the OS.
It seems like when I cut the power while booting at the post screen or a little after that when the machine is trying to network boot it kills the nvram chip on the motherboard? Is this normal with sun machines? I realize its not the best thing to just turn off power while its booting but having the nvram die like that is kind of scary. I did this on both the ultra 10 and ultra 5 and it corrupted the nvram on both of them. They simply will not boot now the monitor gets no video I have installed new nvram chips and they are working again.
So Im wondering what to do if i need to shut the machine off while its trying to boot? i thought the key combo was alt - stop? to get to the "ok" prompt but that doesn't seem to do it?
any thoughts or wisdom are appreciated I have little to no experience with sparc hardware or solaris