NeXT '040 Cubes

From: Tom Uban <>
Date: Mon Mar 19 17:20:31 2001

I don't know much about the Next hardware, but the NetBSD information often
has some interesting information about each supported platform. You might
look at the following location for help with your problems.


At 05:19 PM 3/19/01 EST, you wrote:
>Hi there, I have two cubes, both original 1988 boxes. One is a 25MHz '040
with a hard drive and an optical drive. The other is a 33MHz '040 (Turbo?)
with just a hard drive. Both power on fine, do their system test and then
say loading from network. The picture looks like a coaxial "T" connector
with a cable that has "data" rolling through it. They will not do anything
else. I've been going crazy looking on the internet for days, but have not
found a way to bypass this. I know you can "boot" into single user mode and
then reset passwords, but how? Anybody lend me some suggestions? Keyboard
shortcuts, etc. Also, I have an external 4gb hard drive that I have tried
to connect to a working NeXT slab that I have, but it always has a SCSI
error - no matter the SCSI ID or with or without terminator. Shouldn't I be
able to use this with a NeXT and build a disk? Then couldn't I boot from
the external if needed and build the internals? Thanks for any help, they
sure are cool systems, x!
> -N!
>ASA. Best, David
Received on Mon Mar 19 2001 - 17:20:31 GMT

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