Subject: Re: Configuring a Color Turbo for NetBSD
To: None <port-next68k@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Soren S.Jorvang <>
List: port-next68k
Date: 06/19/1998 15:43:58
On Fri, Jun 19, 1998 at 02:25:49PM +0200, Soren S.Jorvang wrote:
> What is the easiest way of setting it up for a serial console
> and netbooting? What will be required? (An ADB keyboard I could
> easily loan and I necessary, I could probably also find a
> monitor that will take the monitor signal from the box. I would
> prefer not having to install NeXTStep to run some NVRAM setup
> program.)
> I grounded the monitor sense pin to avoid the need for
> a monitor, as per the NeXT hardware FAQ and installed
> 2 32 MB 36 bit memory modules. I assume the memory works
> with the box since the diagnostic LED triple-blinks when
> they are not installed, as opposed to the single blink on
> power-up when they are installed.
> I had sort of assumed that it would just default to netbooting
> upon finding no disks, but the TP transceiver does not come
> active.
> When the soundbox is connected, the speaker blurts out two
> quick "noise" sounds after half a minute or so, but nothing
> happens after that.

M. Strubel kindly told me just now that the noise sounds were
because of the memory modules, and after moving them to the
other bank I now get a pleasant pling sound from the speaker.

Still no ethernet packets or serial output, though.