On Tue, 2 May 2000, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Tue, May 02, 2000 at 02:33:46PM -0700, Ulf Carlsson wrote:
> > > Basically my Indy is all back to defaults with exception of the eaddr
> > > which is filled with garbage that isn't a legal Ethernet address.
> > I have seen exactly the same behaviour on an Indy here. It seems like this
> > is
> > a common problem. Do you think it would help with a new PROM?
> Well, the problem is that the PROMs and IRIX deliberately refuse to
> overwrite the value of eaddr. As I understand there is a special IRIX
> kernel used for manufacturing / testing the Indy that is compiled with
> MFG_EADDR defined. That one actually can set the eaddr variable.
> Such a kernel would of course be useless for me since I can no longer
> boot it nor easily copy it to the root disk ...
I think that you can actually bootp another sash, so if you get a sash that
is compiled with MFG_EADDR or something it may be possible. Then again I
don't know anything about this stuff. I'll look around..