On 2003.06.30 23:43 John Rollins wrote:
I picked it up because it had a DomainRing card and
Apollo-like ports. I finally figured out it's an HP9000, but I'm not
sure which one yet. The board is labeled A1421-66538. It has a 25MHz
Sounds like a HP9000 425s. (or 425e?) You can run Domain OS, HP-UX,
4.4BSD-Lite und NetBSD on it. (Maybe OpenBSD too.) I have 4.4BSD-Lite on
The HP-IL keyboard port is a neat touch.
need a Domain keyboard for Domain OS and a HIL keyboard for the
other systems. You can switch the boot ROM from Domain to HP-UX mode in
the config menu...
Does this thing use a normal VGA monitor?
Depends on the video card and VGA monitor. I don't know the 425s, but it
schuold use a DIO framebuffer like my 433t. I have seen mono
framebuffers with a SubD 9 and color framebuffers with 3 BNC connectors.
You will need a multisync VGA monitor that is able to do sync on green
and a BNC - SubD 15 cable.
Any pointers to good HP9000 info
I found some
hints and links on the NetBSD/hp300 page.