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68k Wars: The Quadra 900 Menace

Hello!

I just got a Macintosh Quadra 900 today. I planned to install A/UX on it, but that's another thing, first I wanted to have at least MacOS.

It got two hard drives: the Quantum ProDrive ELS, and Seagate ST51090N, neither of which seem it boots from.

I made the A/UX boot floppy, and it was like "OMG SYSTEM FOLDER IS BROKEN".

I decided to start from scratch and install System 7.0.1. I made the diskettes on the beige G3, and connected the Quadra anew, to get no video.

Neither with all RAM nor with just bank A filled, i checked all 4 sets.

It happens to have the SuperMac Spectrum Power 1152 NuBus video card; i tried using the built-in video instead - still, nothing.

Right now, it has the FDD plugged in, and no HDD; only one bank is filled. I am fed up for this moment (it's almost 2am as I write this), so I will just clean up this mess. I hope someone has any idea what to do.

It worked, with the hard drives plugged in, it either did show the "searching for system" diskette, or the X one.

 

CelGen

Well-known member
Remove the Supermac card for troubleshooting for starters.

Second, I don't think 7.0.1 will even work on the 900 without an enabler. Have you tried using something out of the 7.5.3 disk set?

 
Second, I don't think 7.0.1 will even work on the 900 without an enabler. Have you tried using something out of the 7.5.3 disk set?
The problem is not the operating system not installing - i placed NO diskette in a drive and yet I got NO video.NONE. NULL.

 

Byrd

Well-known member
Do you get a chime, and what monitor are you testing it with (and adapter, perhaps)? Double check the RAM config too, I recall it was tricky/confusing to configure in the correct manner as well.

 
Do you get a chime, and what monitor are you testing it with (and adapter, perhaps)? Double check the RAM config too, I recall it was tricky/confusing to configure in the correct manner as well.
1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsZh0xmNoCE

edit: it seems to be memory error - tried reseating SIMMs, it still occurs.

2. Sun/Sony 20" CRT / automatic (no dip switches) adapter, 640x480 - 1280x1024; worked with IIci, too.

 
EDIT: Works now, now let's make the installer see the hard drive..

SAM_1468.JPG


Either with original ribon, or with another ribbon, external terminator or terminator in drive, ioriginal hd setup app or patched one, cannot see it -.-

That's the drive.

 
At least put Derpy Hooves on that desktop.
Nope.mkv

You see, I name all Apple computers (except that G4), with names of ponies that belong to the Apple Family. And wallpapers have to go along with it. Derpy is not from Apple Family.

 
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