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A/UX running on SE/30

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Hi everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster. I hope this is the right place to brag about finally getting an SE/30 of mine in good working order, resurrected with help of @PotatoFi, and running A/UX! It was a gift to me from a high school buddy. Several years back I learned about leaking batteries and caps and after a few cross country packages and some judicious parts swapping from donor machines, it appears that my long awaited "perfect" A/UX machine is up and running! It's sporting the factory spinning drive, 128M of RAM, an ethernet adapter (which works!) and a BMOW 32bit clean ROM. Seemingly A/UX can address all of the memory using the ROM. I'm still getting A/UX install boot failures (I installed it on the factory ROM), but it seems that when you swap out the ROM post-installation, it boots and operates just fine! Now once my clear case comes in for it, I'll swap in an SCSI2SD adapter and industrial SD card and re-build it again for my perfect dream machine! Pics attached. I hope someone enjoys this half as much as I do. :)

Keyboard and mouse will eventually be vintage correct, but it appears the machine is pretty dang functional at this point!

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This is awesome. I'm looking forward to you getting your case from @maceffects, and installing the SCSI2SD. An SE/30 with 128mb of RAM, a twisted-pair ethernet adapter, BMOW 32-bit clean ROM, SCSI2SD, SCSI CD-ROM (you have that too, right?), A/UX, and a clear case sounds like the ultimate SE/30 to me.

 

Where did you go to find all of the A/UX how-to?

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Thanks @PotatoFi! An external CD-ROM is of course a must have for the build. :) I went to the definitive A/UX resource on the internets:

http://www.aux-penelope.com

 

I had to make a couple of inferences and assumptions (especially around memory management and the BMOW ROM), but by and large, it was pretty straightforward if you've got a little bit of UNIX know how.

  -Sam

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2 hours ago, sclements said:

Thanks @PotatoFi! An external CD-ROM is of course a must have for the build. :) I went to the definitive A/UX resource on the internets:

http://www.aux-penelope.com

 

I had to make a couple of inferences and assumptions (especially around memory management and the BMOW ROM), but by and large, it was pretty straightforward if you've got a little bit of UNIX know how.

  -Sam

I also made this one based on my experience: https://wiki.preterhuman.net/Newbie_Guide_To_A/UX_(Apple_UNIX)

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