Subject: Re: http://www.sonnettech.com/product/crescendo_7200.html
To: Wojciech Puchar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Henry B. Hotz <email@example.com>
Date: 02/01/2002 11:55:49
At 8:46 PM +0100 2/1/02, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > >i'm not sure i understand you. so WILL just this PCI board with VGA and/or
>> >IDE/SCSI/NET inserted on passive plane boot?
>> Not sure what you mean by inserted. If you just read the
>> specifications for the PowerMac 7200 from Apple, that's what is on
>> the motherboard. If you start with a bare board then you need a
>pci "bare boards" with power supply are easily available.
>> case, power supply, memory, SCSI disk, Apple-compatable monitor,
>can it work without gfx? on serial port?
In Open Firmware and NetBSD, yes. Not under MacOS.
38400 Baud, I forget the rest and not sure which of the two ports is
default. See the FAQ and Install instructions.
If you want a G3 or G4 then you may have trouble getting nvram
configured properly without MacOS. A 601 isn't supported yet, but a
604 for this class of machine is around $15 the last I checked.
What I remember of the 7200 was a soldered-on 601 CPU. That won't
work for NetBSD, yet. I didn't look at the URL enough to see how
Sonnet gets around that and what they do may or may not work for a
cheaper 604 upgrade.
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not those of Caltech, JPL, NASA, or the US Government.
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