Searle Grant's SBC
At 201212 I've assembled Searle Grant's Z80 SBC.
Here is my (early) version.
I describe it here , but looks like I'll have a separate
page describing my work here.
All the photos of my computers on Photobucket here
That's not the full list, just some - which I want to share some knowlegde
Facit A1700 Terminal
Press shift-alt-printscreen to enter setup
Internals of Facit A1700 (8085 inside)
Microsha (8080 based soviet computer)
and it's Lianozovo FDC (floppy drive)
ROM (bios) photos of Microsha
(bios) fotos of Microsha's FDC . The ROM size is 2kb and it starts from E000, so the E800-EF00 photos seems to be
useless. You can (oh no, you - cant, but I - can ;-) ) boot it via G E000 and get a message "DOS 2.9\nNo DISK\nNO DISK\nA:". The
DOS is NOTHING LIKE CP/M, so the FDC is quite useless. And it does not require any "Boot Disk", all the needed things
are inside of ROM
Is well-known Soviet ZX-Spectrum clone,here is pinout
You may believe not, but I own some PCs.
Compaq Prosignia VS 486
Motherboard. Note that I power it from a regular PC AT power supply unit,
and if you repeat this - be very carefull.
32 bit RISC
HP 9000 715/80
I do not own this computer any more (but know a person who owns it now)
It's written that pressing TOC key for 10 secs while power up does not lead to console on com port 1;
that's wrong - it DOES! So you do not need that weird 10 pin RJ-45 keyboard (HP-HIL or even not?)
UPD: That's true for "second generation" 715s.
I've soldered the connector of keydoard and mouse to 715/80. Here is
as scheme by John Burns from www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk, great thanks to him!
Use hammer and screwdriver to jam the RJ-45 style port. It's correct name is TP10P10C , at 2012 it is on sale in ChipDip in Moscow.
Organization: University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Date: 18 Sep 2002 19:57:53 GMT
Subject: Re: HP 715/64 worksation cable
John Burns wrote:
>> I need connection info for a Hewlett-Packard A4022-62003 Keyboard Adapter
>> Module Cable
>> this is the Y cable that connects two PS/2 devices (keyboard and mouse) to
>> the 10 way SMD socket
It was posted already several times:
> I've already posted it some time ago, but anyway, here it is again:
> | Pin
> Signal | Workstation HIL PS2 Mouse PS2 Kbd
> HIL +12V | 1 1
> HIL SI | 2 2
> HIL SO | 3 3
> GND | 4 4 3 3
> PS2 Mouse Clock | 5 5
> PS2 Mouse Data | 6 1
> GND | 7 3 3
> PS2 Kbd Data | 8 1
> PS2 Kbd Clock | 9 5
> PS2 +5V | 10 4 4
> Lothar Paltins firstname.lastname@example.org
This also should be true for 715/100 and 715/64 models
Runs: HPUX 10.20,11.11i,NetBSD and Gentoo (I've tried just to load the last two ; they loads)
B160L and B180
I own both that workstations. Both likes only ECC simms, they are really hard to find. On 128M you can install
HP/UX 11.11, but it will be very slow. You can even mix EDO and FPM simms in different banks.
HP 9000 800 E25
B160L has a very strange SCSI. It has 50 PIN interface and 68 PIN, but 68 PIN interface is connected via separated
board and it is HWI (no matter what it means). I was able to connect regular 68 PIN drive to 50 pin interface via
convertor, but not to 68 PIN interface. Also B160L has PCI interface with a hole in the unusual place; I think
that's 3.3V PCI.
No such problems with B180.
Hi-rez photos of boards
IBM RS/6000 43p 240
Remote dtlogin to HP/UX from Solaris:
Cannot convert string dt-interface system-medium problem
If you have problems loading NetBSD like esiop // siop timeout with lock-up, just plug off the second CPU
If, after you start AIX you see green cursor and then monitor blanks - it means AIX does not like
your's PS/2 keyboard, EVEN if ROM code sees it. Change the keyboard!
To go to sort-of-setup, press F1 (or 1 from consle) after it blims. (not beeps; there is a specific sound).
To get to OpenFirmware, say F8 (8) (?)
If you try to install windows nt 4.0 ("Multiarch") on this sort of powerPC, find an "arc diskette"
saying here ( local copy )
and plug a PC PCI VGA (that's not a joke!)
to your's RS/6000 (and connect a monitor to it, 640x480 ok). Boot from dikette, CD is not bootable!
BTW, this diskette is VERY strange. Looks like it has x86 emulator - at least it *EXECUTES* *VGA* *BIOS*. I'm shocked!
(well, some HP HPPA computers (C8000) and Itanium also does that by PDC code)
*NEVER* plug an audio jack to the back of Altera based GXT-800P card - you will burn it! (I did). This jack is for
some sort of stereo glasses, +12 on it
If you know how to run OS/2 // PPC on RS/6000 7043, especially on 240, TELL ME!
Runs: AIX 5.1L,NT/4.0 with extra VGA card and boot diskette, netbsd 5.1.2 (console on COM0 only) (but not 6.0BETA2??),
tries to boot Solaris/PPC from floppy and OS/2 PPC from CD,
writes F05 (good!) on operators' LED, writes nothing nor to internal video, nor to PC VGA, not to com0.
Sun Ultrasparc II
What to do if "idprom contents are invalid" ?
1 0 mkp Value idprom address ; to show -
address idprom@ .
80 1 mkp For UltraSpcarc II and I and smth else
8 2 mkp Your's
0 3 mkp MAC
20 4 mkp Address
9b 5 mkp
dd 6 mkp
b6 7 mkp
0 8 mkp
0 9 mkp
0 a mkp
0 b mkp
9b c mkp Yours'
dd d mkp hostid
b6 e mkp == lower bytes of MAC
0 f 0 do i idprom@ xor loop f mkp
banner. If it does not show "IDPROM invalid" - you're fine
set-defaults , then
A reminder to myself what I do after fresh installation of Solaris 10 (on Sun blades)
Bittorrent with magnet links on PowerPC Macs
Compile transmission (cli and daemon with (in my case)):
Then go to http://127.0.0.1:9091 and enjoy
./configure --enable-cli --prefix=/usr/local --disable-nls --disable-mac
Most of things came with macports.org, curl/libcurl compiled by
./configure; make; make install
Huawei GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/3G modem drivers (dashboard) for PowerMacs.
Taken from E630+ PCMCIA card, but works at least with USB E1552. At least on 10.5.