help (re) booting xenix after cmos battery failure
doc at mdrconsult.com
Thu Oct 2 12:39:04 CDT 2008
Brad Parker wrote:
> A friend of a friend has an old xenix machine; Compaq DeskPro 386
> running Xenix. He shut if off after running for years and it won't
> boot because the cmos battery is dead.
> The disk is an ESDI drive attached to a Compaq ESDI/FLPY controller
> (copyright 1989) ISA bus card.
> He says can't see any way to enter a "setup" mode in the BIOS.
If the system has a diag partition, as a lot of Compaqs did, he'll
need to hit F10 at boot time. The cursor will move from upper left
corner to upper right on the screen, and you've got maybe 2 seconds to
Failing that, I might have the diagnostic/setup floppy image. I'll
look for it this evening.
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