Subject: Re: where can I fond multia hardware ?
To: Tobias Ernst <>
From: Bernard Gardner <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/13/1999 14:18:59
On Tue, Oct 12, 1999 at 10:17:32PM +0200, Tobias Ernst wrote:
>  >>I'm looking for cables to connect a laptop hard drive to the IDE 
>  >>controller inside my multia as well as a power source of some kind for it 
> A hint is to look at Amiga hardware suppliers, because the Amiga 1000 (?) also
> needs such a cable to connect IDE harddisks. I got my cable from
> (click on the Amiga section, they also ship to abroad), but
> there are also some resellers in the U.S. that sell such cables.

From another (multia specific) mailing list I'm on, the following
Apple part # (quoted from a message from James Murty <>)
    922-2422    Cable, Hard Drive, PB1400   ~$43.30(ex tax)

It's the equivalent cable from an Apple PowerBook 1400. I'd expect
that most laptop manufacturers will probably carry a similar part,
and you could probably talk an authorised repair shop into ordering
one and selling it to you.  (The price quoted above is probably in
Australian dollars, so it's probably about $30 or so US).

> Finally, he will probably have to upgrade the firmware of his Multia for the
> ARC or SRM consoles to recognise the IDE controller and allowing him to boot
> from the IDE disk.

I didn't think it was possible to boot from the IDE controller using
SRM on a multia (and I don't think it's possible to boot NetBSD from
ARC). Have I missed something?