Data General NOVA 4/C help

Jay Jaeger cube1 at
Sun Oct 18 15:26:27 CDT 2015

On 10/18/2015 1:32 PM, Henk Gooijen wrote:
> Thanks Jay and Rod,
> you gave me a lot of pointers to check. I agree that getting
> a console working is on top of the todo list. However, I better
> put on old clothes for next Saturday. I want to have at least
> a look at the head lock and shipping bracket, but do not want
> to remove the disk out of the rack again. Although I can lift
> it on my own, I did feel my back that evening :-/
> So, it will be sliding out the drive and then crawl under it,
> laying on the floor removing the bottom cover ...

Yup.  I know that drill only too well.

> Haven't thought about looking in the eclipse folder on bitsavers!
> Gonna look for that Virtual Console. The papers that came with
> the system tell about a single letter to start the application,
> not xxxxxL, so there might be a console ROM.
> I can probe the header pins on the "multiplexer" paddle board
> to which the terminal connects with a "BERG" header. There are
> just 3 wires, so that must be RxD, TxD and GND.
> tnx!
> - Henk

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