[Coco] OT old macs ...
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Mon Mar 28 14:55:12 EST 2005
On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 11:08:58 -0800
Kevin Diggs <kevdig at hypersurf.com> wrote:
> Can anyone tell me why an 8600/300 locks up solid during boot if you
> hang an Exabyte 8700 (8mm SCSI tape drive) on the external bus? It is
> the rom that is hanging (gray screen with frozen sprite), not MacOS 8.1.
> The tape drive works on Linux PCs and a disk works on the external bus.
> Extra credit: Anyone know why the linux driver for the external bus is
> ... so primitive. It can't handle the tape drive either?
> Anyone know where to find a programming manual for a 53c94?
Has the thing been upgraded at all? Processor card upgrade or anything like
that? Back when I worked at an all Mac store, those upgrades caused more
problems than anything. Uh, aside from that, I'd almost have to see it.
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