2011-02-11 03:20:05 UTC
it has an NV ram password. As it does not have a bootable version of
IRIX, I went looking for how to reset this thing. the best
explanation I found is this:
remove CPU module. locate socketed EEPROM on back plane.
tape EEPROM on the end of a very long stick (you'll need the length
later) reinstall CPU module. power up Indigo enter passworded menu
option. reinstall EEPROM (yeah, with the long stick) with machine
still on. Enter reset password command (forget the name). Enjoy!
Works almost everytime. oh yeah, take the stick off.
Not really wanting to potentially fry this system, I was wondering if
it would be possible to pull the chip, Install IRIX, shut down,
reinstall it, and then reset the password in a much more sane
fashion. Any ideas?