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I used vt520 to connect to sun 890 server how to break the OS to ok prompt?

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Send a BREAK signal, if the Sun server allows that. If will be F5 on a VT520 keyboard or CAPS LOCK+PAUSE on a PC keyboard attached to a VT520.
Source: http://www.carnagevisors.net/dec94mds/vt520ina.pdf

Some Sun Servers require a special sequence to get into the ROM "OK" prompt, namely +~+^B (in a 5 second window)
Details: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/console-server/solaris.html

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

  • soheirm Mar 21, 2011

    it doesn't look like it wants to break at all

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    Phil Mar 23, 2011

    Ok, then I will need more details if you'd still like help. It could be that the server is set never to break. It is a sophisticated topic and requires some knowledge of your Sun setup.

    More tips on break:http://sysunconfig.net/unixtips/solaris....

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