Booting the operating system
Modifying system start-up configuration parameters
Loading and executing programs
This manual also describes the commands of the OpenBoot Forth Interpreter which you can use to write Forth programs or if you want or use the more advanced features of this firmware (such as its debugging capabilities).
The information in this manual is for a system that uses Version 3.x OpenBoot. Other OpenBoot implementations may use different prompts or formatting, and may not support all of the tools and capabilities described in this manual.
Chapter 1 describes the user interface and other main features of OpenBoot.
Chapter 2 explains the most common tasks for which OpenBoot is used.
Chapter 3 details how to perform system administration tasks with NVRAM parameters.
Chapter 4 describes both basic and advanced functions of the OpenBoot Forth language.
Chapter 5 describes how to load and execute programs from various sources (such as Ethernet, disk, or serial port).
Chapter 6 describes the debugging capabilities of the OpenBoot, including decompiler, Forth source-level debugger, and breakpoints.
Appendix A describes how to create a bootable floppy diskette from which you can load programs or files.
Appendix B describes how to create a bootable floppy diskette from which you can load programs or files.
Appendix C discusses solutions for typical situations when you cannot boot the operating system.
Appendix D contains some PCI-related information for Sun Ultra 5/10 systems.
Appendix E contains some PCI-related information for Sun Ultra 30 systems.
Appendix F contains some PCI-related information for Sun Ultra 60 systems.
Appendix G contains some PCI-related information for Sun Ultra 250 systems.
Appendix H contains some PCI-related information for Sun Ultra 450 systems.
Appendix I contains all currently-supported OpenBoot Forth commands.
IEEE Standard 1275-1994 Standard for Boot (Initialization, Configuration) Firmware, Core Requirements and Practices (IEEE Order Number SH17327. 1-800-678-4333.) Also see http://playground.sun.com/1275 .
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When you see two key names separated by a dash, press and hold the first key down, then press the second key. For example:
When you see two key names separated by a space, press and release the first key and then press and release the second key. For example:
In a command line, square brackets indicate an optional entry and italics indicate an argument that you must replace with the appropriate text. For example:
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