Quadra 950 + PowerPC card

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Quadra 950 + PowerPC card

I have a Quadra 950 that I'm turning into a file server (storage really) running A/UX.

However, few months ago I couldn't resist getting (for cheap) a 60 (or 66?) MHz PowerPC upgrade card for it. I have also been looking at this accelerator card on eBay that will make the PowerPC card run at ~80MHz (this is just for the coolness factor, not looking for the actual speed bump). My intention was to have a separate partition with 8.6 on it for dual boot.

So my question is, will A/UX run ok with the PowerPC card present? I know it can't use it but will it just ignore it? Will it also ignore the accelerator card (can't remember the type but it is on eBay).

On a related note, does anyone know where I can find the software that is required to turn the PowerPC card on (this is an Apple card). Is it this:

http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/English-North_American/Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_Enablers/PPC_Upgrade_Enabler_1.0.1.txt

(that is the sea.bin file with the same name)?

Thanks

IC

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http://members.aol.com/dankep

http://members.aol.com/dankephoto/ppc_upgrade/86patch.htm
heres a link for the software. use the sonnet one

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You can't run A/UX on it with the upgrade.

Sorry.

But post details/screenshots of your install, Im a A/UX fan too Smile

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SW DLs

Go to my page macG4 mentions above and scroll to the bottom where you'll find links to DL the Daystar and Apple control panels for your PPC upgrade.

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Re: You can't run A/UX on it with the upgrade.


Sorry.

But post details/screenshots of your install, Im a A/UX fan too Smile

dvsjr

Anyone know why that is? Since the classic os needs a control panel (isn't that what it is) to turn the PowerPC processor on and otherwise leaves it alone, I'd thought A/UX would leave it alone as well?
Does it have something to do with that A/UX may be expecting the scsi card to be there (as in the AWS 95)? If that what it is, could that "expectation" be disabled?

Just wondering as I'd rather not have to choose between the PowerPC upgrade (installation) and the A/UX. It would be great to be able to leave it in there and still boot into A/UX using the 68040.

Thanks

IC

ps. If I can get those 4 18GB SCSI 3 drives crammed into the space above the PS in addition to the CD-ROM, floppy and the fifth (OS) HD, I'll post pictures with screenshots. I already got the machine running A/UX but I will be switching HDs for the OS(s, since I'm planning on having it dual boot).

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I don't have a 950 (not that

I don't have a 950 (not that I don't want one. Smile ) but I'd be willing to bet it probably will work with the PPC card. I don't see any reason why it couldn't just ignore it when booting.

Unless you run A/UX booter after booting a system folder that has the PowerPC card software. Then you'd be trying to boot A/UX on a PowerPC chip, which wouldn't be pretty. Smile

As for the software, I know you can extract it from the System 7.5 installer using TomeViewer. I believe the one you want is the control panel called "Power Macintosh Card". There are two control panels with different names. One is for the Quadra PDS cards, and the other one is for the 68040 CPU-socket cards. Try 'em both--only one will work.

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