RS2030 MIPS workstation
pete at dunnington.plus.com
Fri May 3 17:22:35 CDT 2019
Anyone know much about early MIPS workstations? I'm trying to get a
MIPS RS2030 to boot, without much luck so far. It goes through the
selftest but stops with the internal LED display at "5" accompanied by a
- The Dallas DS1287 battery is flat; I can hack a 3V lithium onto that.
I assume it should still work to some extent even if the contents are lost?
- The RAM is highly suspect. I think it needs a minimum of 8MB to start
up. It has a good complement of SIPPs, but some of them are definitely
non-original and are actually 30-pin SIMMs that somebody has done a
rubbish job of soldering short stiff wires onto.
So I'd like to know what the RAM spec really is, whether I need to
reprogram the Dallas chip (and if so what goes where), and what the
diagnostic numbers on the internal LED mean. Anyone?
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