Subject: Re: RFH: serial port benchmarking
To: Garrett D'Amore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Daniel Carosone <email@example.com>
Date: 06/26/2006 10:44:28
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On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 08:36:43AM -0700, Garrett D'Amore wrote:
> > I did some archeology, and dug up some old machines. I have something
> > that I think is an 8Mb 33Mhz 486, and that still seems to power on and
> > POST get to the PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE prompt. I'm not going to get
> > past this for a while, because it has a large-style AT DIN keyboard
> > plug, and I seem to have nothing functional to plug into it now.
> Thanks. I probably can scrounge a large style->small style keyboard
> adapter. What I don't know is whether it is for plugging a small
> keyboard in a large hole or vice versa. I'll check and get back to you.
Heh, thanks, but I finally found one and got past that hurdle last
> > It probably still has some ancient NetBSD, perhaps 0.9-ish era, on the
> > 2x200Mb SCSI disks that seem to still both spin up. I hope so, that
> > will make the problem of getting code onto it easier.
It seems the BIOS doesn't seem to find/boot from them. I'll dig up a
CF-IDE adapter or an old hard disk to boot from instead. The only
other items now lacking are round tuits. I missed the chance to use
the ones I had this weekend and it seems I'm going to have a serious
shortage of more for a while, sorry.
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