Re: R/382 Computer can't find OS
I figured out why I couldn't get the floppy to slide out of the front of my R/382: the front panel bezel obstructs the rails of the floppy tray, so I had to remove the bezel (not difficult). Once I did that the tray slid right out.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Unfortunately, disconnecting the hard drive to see if the R/382 would try to boot from the floppy did not work. It still behaves as before. I haven't (yet) tried to see if it will send packets to the LAN. I guess that's the next step!
From: VintHPcom@groups.io <VintHPcom@groups.io> On Behalf Of Kuba Ober
Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2018 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: [VintHPcom] R/382 Computer can't find OS
I don’t know what vintage the hard drive is on that machine, but I had some drives in the 80s that used a stepper as a head actuator, with a solenoid that unlocked the head motion. The sequence of operations was: spindle spinup, the ATSPEED internal signal then released the solenoid and allowed the head to seek. Perhaps that could be of some use to know what to look for, should it be a similar drive.
4 nov. 2018 kl. 05:57 skrev Vassilis PREVELAKIS (series80.org) <series80@...>:
but there’s nothing on my network that it could boot from anyway, so I’m not sure what I’d be looking for.I'd be looking for any kind of packets on the LAN with the MAC address of the R/382.