|Nathan Vidican||May 25, 1998 5:25 pm|
|Subject:||A little clarification...|
|From:||Nathan Vidican (na...@MNSi.Net)|
|Date:||May 25, 1998 5:25:53 pm|
I have been inquiring recently about X-Terminals. The reason being, not that I wish to purchase them, but rather because I already have many such similar devices... I have, (or the schoolboard rather), approximately 2000 graphics-capable 10Base-2 *nix-based terminals. They were manufactured by Unisys Canada, (up until '92 @ which time production ceased), which has branched off a department deemed the "iconix" group, (whom is supposed to take care of support for such hardware). To make a long story shorter...they cannot/will-not provide support on them...So I am all on my own. They origionally ran on Unisys' own hacked-up version of QNX, with their own GUI called "Icon-Look". I have a (supposedly) functioning copy of the O/S install disks...but have not yet been able to read, or even copy them, (tried using FreeBSD's "dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/usr/disk1.flp" type-of-command, but it reports errors reading the disks). As I said, software support is refused, as is replacement. This was the "straw that broke the camel's back" so-to-speak, in that I am now no longer interested in making them run the old(er) QNX-based system, but rather I want to make them run FreeBSD, (and if possible...eventually X). So to ask my question(s) with a little more clarity...does anyone know of how I may make these beast startup? I have currently setup tftp, and bootpd, and they report: Requesting Operating System From Specified Node... (on some...says failed, and then reports): Requesting Operating System From Default Node (after either, it continues to report): Node Found, awaiting Operating System... (at which...the system error's out, and continually retry's, apparentl NOT getting what it wants). I think that what I require, is to make the correct boot image for them...but even if I make/obtain such an image, (both of which I am not sure how to do...), I do not know how to implement it. So I was hoping, that by sending such a message as this...there may be someone like you out there who could provide further insight/direction into the eventual solution of my problem. I appreciate all input you may have to offer, and look forward to recieving it.
Nathan Vidican na...@mnsi.net
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