- Sep 1, 2006
- Silicon Valley
Hi, the site is not available. Did you have the kernel source for the Z8000 coherent or the regular x86? I would be interested in the sources for the kernel and the compiler...Not sure if this will help but the Commodore 900 uses a Z8001 CPU and 8010 MMU as well.
I was fortunate enough to have the source code for Coherent (a port for the C900) on my hard drive. Thanks to Poul-Henning Kamp at DataMuseum.dk, he extracted and published an image of my hard drive here: http://phk.freebsd.dk/misc/cbm900/ Maybe some of that code could help?
There was a MOS Technology internal memo containing a "Custom MMU proposal" for the C900 here that contains some information that may be useful: http://vintagecomputer.ca/files/Comm...20Proposal.pdf
Hope this might help someone.
Scott,If it's the seller I'm thinking of, he sold two of them minus the CPU boards, and sold 3 CPU boards in a separate auction.
I emailed him on eBay prior to the auctions closing, but he either didn't care, or didn't understand the issue.
It's a pity I didn't bid higher on the CPU boards. I put in a bid, but it wasn't enough, and I didn't know I was going to go binge-building Z8000 computers at the time.
I bought the machine with serial number: 5938If it's the seller I'm thinking of, he sold two of them minus the CPU boards, and sold 3 CPU boards in a separate auction.
Holy crap, that does not sound encouraging. I sure hope it comes intact. If not I suppose I could always use buyer protection.Hopefully, he packed yours properly
The one I bought was thrown into a box with a handful of packing peanuts and
UPS destroyed the heavy aluminum case and left the packing peanuts as little shards that I'm still picking out
Oh definitely interested...If anyone is interested, I won the auction for the CPU boards. I don’t need all three so if anyone is interested, I’m open to offers. I’d prefer an interesting trade to cash.
I have a finch drive and controller in my system, here's hoping the heads were parked. Once I get a CPU board, and ECC board, and some memory I can certainly check. It would be good to be able to image it and archive the os and data.So glad that all the parts ended up in the hands of people who found their way here! Hopefully a working system or two can be put together.
Did anyone end up with an HDD with a salvageable image on it?
I am always looking for vintage networking gear - UB, cbus Cisco, proteon, FDDI etc. I also tinker with multibus boards and VME. Or prototype hardware. Or, just shoot me a cash offer - I’m hoping to get a system together for myself and a friend has one at his museum we are keeping alive so I could let one go to a good home 😊Oh definitely interested...
What do you consider interesting? I could do cash as well.
Ok cool, uhmm.. I have a couple pieces of legacy Cisco Gear. I also have a complete decommissioned fiber channle NAS setup with something like multiple TB's of storage and cache drives. All Sun Microsystems of storage just sitting in my garage. A Juniper 10gbe fiber channel switch, multiple 10GBE FC interface cards.I am always looking for vintage networking gear - UB, cbus Cisco, proteon, FDDI etc. I also tinker with multibus boards and VME. Or prototype hardware. Or, just shoot me a cash offer - I’m hoping to get a system together for myself and a friend has one at his museum we are keeping alive so I could let one go to a good home 😊
You’ve got a deal! I’ll PM after the holiday and we’ll work out the details.Oh, I forgot to mention these, but not exactly vintage. I have quite a few UpSquared SBC's. New old stock,.
X86 based with raspberry pi compatible 40pin gpio. The sbc's have 2gb of ram and 16gb emmc storage. They also have complete enclosures. I saved a couple cases of them from e-waste.
I've found that they make quite decent arcade systems, and with qemu+linux they make excelllent retro gaming systems.
Or just about anything you would use a Raspberry PI4 2GB for. Kipper 3DPrinter, etc.
They still retail for 200 dollars, I would be willing to trade 4 of them for a cpu board.