Can a Quadra Run NeXTstep or Openstep ?

Started by Rob Blessin Black Hole, April 24, 2017, 12:22:39 AM

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SpaceRat2k

Please understand i suffer from dyslexia really bad ! When come to english so if something to messy not make sense please ping me I will do my best to explain or help. !

Hello all SpaceRat here,

I was able to to this by hacking bios and has intimate info about mac bios from wotking at Thinking Machines on there CM2 & CM5 with Danny hillis the father of SMP processing. Worked on alot skunk projects then.

So being between projects and NeXT anounced they ditch HW I was like F*CK! Bying then a syop specialist   aka security engineer now.

We where 200% unix shop so NeXT ,Sun, HP Risc and lastly piece o 'Shite apple Unix!'

So I found this ould MacII fx old to us at the time. I Revamp it using the 030 0n bus. the I put a new 040 30 hz in pds slot then pop bios chip mad mods pop that bad boy in went from there. after gotteeing one ththese chees rocket bourds up we had laying after we comited and they drop hardware. this my fix until we could get next run on sun and HP

Cheer,

SpaceeRat
2nd home is on Aitken basin, Darkside of the Moon

SpaceRat2k

2nd home is on Aitken basin, Darkside of the Moon

SpaceRat2k

And yes I collect Studebakers and Ferries ans restore the current have am 1963 Avant Studebaker Suoper Charged and modified as well hurst 4 on the floor. Just sold my old Madena Spider from 2000. So I play around with alot cool stuff.

My other hobby if I collect Vinyl Jazz/Rock/Clacsical etc... ovr 10 k albums

Use a ClASSÉ  pre and amp, simaudio CD Transport, SOTA Turntsbl /vacuum clamp , Martin Logan Electro stats / Summits X , MIT Cables, Grahm tone arm and Clear audio Gold Cart

Cheers

Space
2nd home is on Aitken basin, Darkside of the Moon

Rob Blessin Black Hole

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Quote from: SpaceRat2k on January 24, 2024, 04:43:45 PMhttps://lowendmac.com/1991/radius-rocket-and-stage-ii-rocket/
SpaceRat2k well you are in luck as we speak dyslexic geek here :   
Thinking Machines cool stuff https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking_Machines_Corporation  modeled after NeXT Cube !
Your saying your "personal mainframe" at Thinking machines was an  early special order nameless model lol from Jobs himself
and you may have modded the NeXT dimension board after upgrades specifically the i860 and traces on the motherboard.
 Let me think where have I seen Personal Mainframe before oh wait, I pointed you at an old thread
on the forums and please tell the story of that particular special order cube er mainframe from 1987 and what you
developed on it  at tms like you told me, very cool believable , do you still have that custom OS lol fro 87 holy crap.
About the later smext morse toad lol ahem psssst , I know nothing, well there is secret squirrel interest in s'mores.
Rob Blessin President computerpowwow ebay  [email protected] http://www.blackholeinc.com
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cuby

Quote from: Rob Blessin Black Hole on January 24, 2024, 06:57:04 PMdo you still have that custom OS lol fro 87 holy crap
...that would be... insanely great! (a IIfx is waiting to be modded here ;D)

cuby

Here's a recent article that dissects the Radius Rocket firmware image which was loaded into the card's RAM at startup:

https://eharmon.net/retro/macintosh/rocket/rom-extraction/

Rob Blessin Black Hole

Hello Cuby: Spacerat is in the ICU ! Hopefully he will be back soon.
Rob Blessin President computerpowwow ebay  [email protected] http://www.blackholeinc.com
303-741-9998 Serving the NeXT Community  since 2/9/93

cuby

Quote from: Rob Blessin Black Hole on February 09, 2024, 12:55:31 AMHopefully he will be back soon.
All the best wishes to Spacerat for a speedy recovery! *fingers crossed*