What is an HP98616?
rigdonj at cfl.rr.com
Mon Jul 25 13:29:49 CDT 2005
At 08:19 PM 7/25/05 +0200, you wrote:
>On Sun, 24 Jul 2005 19:00:19 -0400, Joe R. wrote:
>>>So I should be able to boot my 9836 from these? Excellent!. I assume I
>>>should use an externaal 9122 drive connected to the 9836's built-in HPIB
>> I'm not sure if you'll be able to boot from an external drive or not. I
>>don't mean to be a pessimist but I think you can only boot from a built-in
>>drive. I just looked at the BASIC 5.1 Installation Manual and it doesn't
>>say but when I look at the list of BIN driver files I see HP-IB, DISK ...
>... i've done that. I had a 9122 connected to a HP9836 and i could boot from
>the 9122 without any problems. If i remember correctly, you have to specify
>a specific HP-IB address for the 9122 (i found that in one of the manuals,
>unfortunately i don't have that at hand at the moment ...)
That's interesting. I'm glad to hear that it works on an external drive.
How do you specify an address before you load any OS? One of my manuals
details the order that cards, drives, etc are searched for OSs (it's
bizarre!) but I've never seen any mention that the boot drive needed to be
at a particular address or that you needed to specify an address.
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