sunfire v440

Jackson Donadel jackson at
Mon May 20 18:58:34 UTC 2013

Well, my system Sun Netra T1 AC200 uses LOMlight and I have to set the
kernel file name in console (#).
The original parameter was boot-file = kernel/sparcv9/unix.

Then I change to /boot/loader then the system bootup, the command was setenv
boot-file /boot/loader.

2013/5/20 Joerg Wunsch <j at>

> As Riccardo Veraldi wrote:
> > the LOM is another layer before this ?
> LOM is the "lights out monitor", a device that is already active
> during standby, and is able to poweron/poweroff the machine remotely.
> It operates on the standard console serial port, alternatively with
> the normal system console.  ("console" in LOM enters sytem console
> mode, "#." goes back to LOM.)
> On the SunFire machines, the old LOM has been implemented as ALOM
> (advanced lights out monitor), which takes longer to boot :), and
> offers some more features like network access.  It requires a password
> to be accessed, and the password policy is very strict.  If the
> password is not known, the only way to set it to a known value is
> through a Solaris command.
> I don't think you can enter a kernel name at the (A)LOM level.  Even
> on the OBP prompt, the name of the kernel to enter is IMHO not being
> propagated into FreeBSD's boot environment.
> I didn't have trouble booting a FreeBSD CD-ROM on my SunFire V210,
> but offhand, I can't tell which exact version I have been using to
> install the machine.
> --
> cheers, Joerg               .-.-.   --... ...--   -.. .  DL8DTL
> Never trust an operating system you don't have sources for. ;-)
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