On-Topic -ish? MCA and OS/2 questions...

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Sat Feb 5 15:16:01 2005

John Boffemmyer IV wrote:

> Looking at possibly tossing OS/2 on a PS/2 MCA machine I have (both over
> 10 years, discontinued and of interest, at least to me). The machine is
> a model 8570 with an add-on scsi card to an external enclosure with 4gb
> of storage (various size drives) and a 2x scsi cd-rom. this mca machine
> however, only has 1.44mb floppy support and a built in esdi 60mb hard
> drive (system doesn't want to work with the scsi, even when the esdi
> drive is removed). the system has 6-8mb ram (not currently sure, didn't
> look last time it was booted) and a 386dx 20 with a 16/4 db9 token ring
> nic and built in xga video. was thinking either os/2 warp of some
> version or linux. any ideas or suggestions as beating away at it alone
> seems to net me nothing much lately?

   You'll need the MCA config files ("_at_*.adf") for the SCSI controller.
  The MCA Mafia pages will likely point you to what you need, including
matching your adapter to the ADF disk.

   They move around, so I don't have a current URL. Google should get
you there.

Received on Sat Feb 05 2005 - 15:16:01 GMT

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