Subject: Re: How to set up an external console?
To: Scott Lipcon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 07/19/1995 15:12:54
> Background: I first tried to get MacBSD up on my LCII, but failed. It
> was installed on a Syquest 44Mb cart. I didn't delete the cart, because
> I wanted to try it on my friends macs. First, we tried it on his SE/30,
> but it didn't work because he only has 1Mb of ram. So, we decided to try
> to set up the exteral console using his IIsi. I tried it with
> netbsd.051695 kernel, and it seemed to load OK (we got a message that
> said NetBSD/Mac68K 1.0, and a date, and allen briggs name and email
> address). The message came up right on the IIsi's monitor. It then just
> sat there, so we moved to the SE/30, which (we thought) was a serial
> terminal.... we had a simple imagewriter cable (serial to serial) between
> the two printer ports, and ZTerm was running on the SE/30.
Whoa! Try running ZTerm first with both sides in MacOS. I bet you need a
null modem. Actually you can test this. If all the pins are connected
to the corresponding pin (3 to 3, 4 to 4, 5 to 5, etc), you need one.
You also might want to bring the IIsi up with a keyboard console just
to make sure it's happy.
> We couldn't anything to show up on the serial window in ZTerm. How
> should I go about getting this system working? Here are some facts:
> SE/30 = 1 Mb RAM, 40Mb HD, system 6.0.2
> IIsi = 5Mb RAM, 80Mb HD, system 7.0.1
> Syquest drive= 16Mb swap partition, 28 (approx) Mb. Root&Usr partition, ID4
> I think i have everything set up correctly. Any ideas?
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