Whats a reasonable collection?

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Wed Jun 27 18:45:10 2001

Vance Dereksen skrev:

>Responses inline:

Where else?

>On 27 Jun 2001, Iggy Drougge wrote:

>> Vance Dereksen skrev:
>> >I love microchannel equipment. 8-)
>> I did an MCA pick-up today, entirely free. Got a set of sealed little TR
>> adaptors, various IBM hard drives, different protocol adaptors, two 8514/A
>> adaptors, a Future Domain SCSI adaptor, a RAM expansion card, XGA2 ID
>> plugs, as well as a huge load of ISA junk and a Xircom parallel Ethernet
>> adaptor.

>That Ethernet should come in handy. If I were you, I would lend that FD
>SCSI to Jaromir Dolecek. He's writing MCA card drivers for NetBSD.

In what way would the parallel Ethernet be handy?

I'm planning to send a whole lot of things to Jaromir, only I haven't planned
postage to the Czech republic into my very cramped summer budget. =)

>> Question 2: I got a little black plastic box by IBM with one DB25m, one
>> DB25f and one DA9f. I suppose this is some kind of test equipment, but
>> what?

>It's a serial/parallel wrap plug. The advanced tests on PS/2 reference
>diskettes need them to do port testing. It's a handy thing to keep

Ooh, I feel so professional. Just like a field serviceman or something.

>> BTW, I'm also very fond of MCA. Just glad I haven't got on my own desktop.
>> =)

>Why not?

It's such a bother with all those silly ADF files.

En ligne avec Thor 2.6a.
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