dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Mon Mar 20 17:57:03 CST 2006
Jules Richardson wrote:
> Don Y wrote:
>> I asked this on the REScUE list a week or so ago and belatedly
>> realized *this* would be a better forum. So...
>> Does anyone happen to have access to an NCD-19c/88K running
>> firmware (i.e. boot ROM) more recent than 2.6.0?
> Not sure what versions the ones I have access to are running, and I
> won't be able to check for a few months I'm afraid :-(
It's not a rush. :> I've been slowly upgrading all of my
NCD's with memory, newer ROMs, etc. I'd *like* to get everything
as (cough) "current" as possible...
> There's a guy over on www.m88k.org who was working at replacing the
> stock boot firmware with their own code; you might want to contact them
> in case they have images of the ROMs that you need... (it looks like he
> probably has access to 2.7.3 at least)
> Oh, by the way, I seem to remember that the 88k boxes had the firmware
> for the whole system in sockets on the network card - so you'll
> presumably need firmware dumps from a machine with the same type of
> network board that you have, or nothing's going to work...
All of the NCDs that I have put the firmware on the NIC
(14c, 19r, 19c/88K). But, these folks appear to have "done
it right": I can pull the ROMs from a 10Base2/AUI card and
slap them on a 10BaseT card without any "issues". And, since
the MAC is stored on the "motherboard", you can swap a NIC
without having to tweak your ethers(5)!
>> Yeah, I know, they're all boat anchors... :> But, with a little
>> TLC they seem to just keep humming...
> If only they'd handle 24 bit colour I'd probably still use one on the
> desk at home I think. Nice little boxes.
Yup. I prefer the 19r's for writing code (nice crisp displays).
And no (*^@#! *fans*! (though the 19c's seem to have a *tiny*
fan tucked inside....)
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