Date : Wed, 08 Sep 1999 11:39:22 +1200
From : Michael Foot <mikef@...>
Subject: Re: Some machines to resurrect
At 20:12 6/09/99 +0100, Iain Williamson wrote:
>In message <e69c803d49%mikef@...>
> Michael Foot <mikef@...> wrote:
>> 3 MASTERs
>> 2 of these have 3.5 inch drives fixed in the side of them and an extra
>> ROM fitted, ADFS 2.10. The other one is standard.
>> On boot up all I get is:
>> Acorn MOS
>> and then it hangs. How do I need to *CONFIGURE these machines so they
>> will boot? Do I need to *UNPLUG the DFS and older ADFS?
>That's working as expected. You need to *configure file to the DFS
>ROM (9, by the looks of it). Probably worth unplugging the old ADFS
>OTOH, if you have an ADFS format disc available, plug this in, and it'll
>boot fine - it's expecting to see an ADFS format disc at boot.
I've configured the filing system to be DFS (9). This allows it to boot
straight through to BASIC fine. Ideally I'd like to be able to boot with
ADFS and not have to put a disc in. Is this possible?
All the Masters seem to have Econet sockets installed as well. What is the
minimum I need to get these all hooked up together via Econet?
>> 1 COMPACT
>> This machine has certainly seen better days! I'm not sure how stuffed it
>> is as I haven't looked inside it yet. When powered on all I get is a
>> continuous beep. Any ideas what's wrong?
>Sounds like some electronic failure (could be minor, could be major).
>Take the lid off and have a peek.
I've finally got this working. I don't really know what the problem was but
after doing numerous 'R' power ons, 'Del' power ons and checking all the
connections it came back to life. Hope it stays that way :)
I'm going to try and put the 16k S/W RAM module back into the Model B and
attach the line to IC77. If this turns out to be the wrong connection am I
likely to blow anything up or will it just not work?