This lovely boxette has a rather average history, except that we did derive the root password for the installed operating system from the website of her former owner. This particular RM was used as central processing unit for close to all computing needs in an environment with about 35 concurrent users.
Bascially the poor thing was used as an emulator for a complete Nixdorf Quattro 8870/Business Basic environment. The emulation was accomplished by the use of X-Basic (Cross-Basic), which, of course, has been removed from the box.
If you're in a position to hand out a complete Sinix-N installation set (including a valid license), we'd like to kindly ask you to give us a call or send us some mail in order to have a chat about the details.
Do you know this RM400 model ? What's its exact model number ? Any documentation left ? Software ? Any hints ? Come on, it's not that hard to write some mail, and help us waste some more time on this great piece of hardware.
Some firmware/sash update for fixing bootp would be wonderful.
dksetup for Sinix-N 5.41 - Right. It's missing from the installation (*sigh*)
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Some totally crippled Sinix-N 5.41, 32 Megs of RAM a 760MB Micropolis Hdd some QIC streamer and a fdd. On the brighter side of things, the machine has a System V Lachman IP Stack installed.
The CPU is a MIPS R3000A at a whooping 33MHz, accompanied by a MIPS R3010 FPU.
Here's some more info:
foo@rm400:~# uname -a SINIX-N rm400 5.41 A2000 RM400 1/32 R3000
The machine is supposedly running in Big Endian mode, here's what file(1) tells us about the RMs kernel file under NetBSD/vax:
foo@phatvax:~$ file unix unix: MIPSEB ECOFF executable (impure) not stripped - version 9.0And here's the output from the SINIX-N 5.41 file(1) command:
foo@rm400:/$ file unix unix: mipseb executable not stripped - version 9.0
At the time of this writing no other operating system than Sinix-N is known to be working on this oldtimer. The firmware is rather old and fails to bootp-load each and any kernel of all operating systems we ever tried (the beloved "bootp operation not supported" error ...).
Here's a log of a complete boot. Please note, that the machine defaults to do a remote boot (on purpose), lines preceeded by ">> " are commands entered to boot from the local disc.
Running Power-On Diagnostics... Cache Test #1...PASSED Cache Test #2...PASSED Data Cache MATS+ Test...PASSED Instruction Cache MATS+ Test...PASSED Data Cache Block Refill Test...PASSED Instruction Cache Block Refill Test...PASSED Write Buffer Test...PASSED Memory Test...PASSED TLB Test...PASSED Exception Test...PASSED NMI-Test...PASSED ICU Test...PASSED Battery Check Test...PASSED NVRAM Test...PASSED Write-Burst Test...PASSED Duart 2681 Port Tests...PASSED Duart 452/552 Port Tests...PASSED Centronics 452/552 Port Test...PASSED FP Test #1...PASSED FP Test #2...PASSED SCSI CONTROLLER 0: Read/Write Test...PASSED Inc/Dec Test...PASSED SCSI FIFO Test...PASSED DMA FIFO Test...PASSED SCRIPT Interrupt Test...PASSED SCSI CONTROLLER 1: Read/Write Test...PASSED Inc/Dec Test...PASSED SCSI FIFO Test...PASSED DMA FIFO Test...PASSED SCRIPT Interrupt Test...PASSED Ethernet PROM Test...PASSED Ethernet address: 08:00:06:02:46:31 Checksum: 0x00 LAN Coprocessor (i82596) Test...PASSED Time-of-Day Clock Test...PASSED 8254 Timer 00 Test...PASSED 8254 Timer 01 Test...PASSED 8254 Timer 02 Test...PASSED Ending Power-On Diagnostics... Machine is coming up... Autoboot: Waiting to load bootp()netbsd (CTRL-C to abort, RETURN to expedite) CONSOLE ABORT exit(-1) called SNI Monitor Version 1.21 SNI DBG Tue Jun 22 14:13:22 MEZ 1993 haa Memory size: 32 MBytes (0x2000000 bytes) Bank #0: 32MByte Bank #1: 0MByte Bank #2: 0MByte Bank #3: 0MByte Icache size: 65536 (0x10000) bytes Dcache size: 65536 (0x10000) bytes >> printenv netaddr=192.168.100.180 ethernetaddr=8:0:6:2:46:31 lbaud=9600 rbaud=9600 bootfile=bootp()netbsd bootmode=c console=l console_dev=tty(0) grafic_dev=none tty(0)_if=S1(108)/S2(105)/ tty552(0)_if=S1(108)/S2(105)/M5(109) tty552(1)_if=S1(108)/S2(105)/M5(109) cpuid=0 resetepc=0xbfc01504 resetra=0xbfc00220 version=1.21 lantype=ethernet TS_baud=19200 TS_bit/char=8 TS_parity=no TS_stopbits=1 TS_if=S1(108)/S2(105)/M2(106)/M5(109) TS_flags=tse >> dkncr(0,0,10)sash 360976+130128+453936 entry: 0xa0400000 SNI Standalone Shell Version 1.16 SNI DBG Wed Nov 11 10:58:15 MEZ 1992 haa sash: dkncr(0,0,0)unix 1717232+572896+595088 entry: 0x800c0000 SNI RM400 UNIX(R) SINIX-N Release 5.41 Version A2000 Copyright (c) 1990, 1991 Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG Copyright (c) 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 Pyramid Technology Corp. All Rights Reserved Processor Configuration: Boot processor: Cpu #0 (p0) Other processor(s): None. CPU 0: MIPS R3000 Processor Chip Revision: 3.0 FPU 0: MIPS R3010 VLSI Floating Point Chip Revision: 4.0 Delay multiplier = 552, cnt = 116 Mirror Disk initialization ... completed. wd8514 driver: WD8514 NOT INSTALLED cpu00 : cpu board configuration [B8000000] lc00 : i82596 LAN COProcessor [BA000000] ios0/scon00 : IOS SCSI Host Adaptor [BB000000] ios0/scon01 : IOS SCSI Host Adaptor [BC0000E0] du00 : SC2681 (Port A/B) [BC000000] du01 : VL16C552 (Port 0/1) at00 : AT Bus configuration [B00001F8] chse00 : DU73 Serial I/O Controller AT16+, Master [B00003F2] fd00 : WD37C65C Floppy Disk Subsystem Controller LANCOP: Ethernet Address [8:0:6:2:46:31] Total real memory = 33554432 Available memory = 28205056 The root file system (/dev/rroot) appears clean. Node: rm400 /sbin/dkconfig -vac dkconfig: /etc/dktab is null. The system is coming up. Please wait. rc2 start: Checking all FS in optimal order.. Siemens License Daemon started starting swap on /dev/ios0/sdisk000s1 offset 0 len 164430 Start iocs : IOCS-Release 2.4 Copyright (c) Nixdorf Computer AG 1987, 1988, 1989, All Rights Reserved Copyright (c) Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG 1990, 1991, All Rights Reserved iocs_zp has been started iocs_check has been started All iocs processes started. lpsched : Spoolsystem restartet. ****** Trying to restart the spoolsystem ****** Spoolsystem repaired. started. X T P : starting Interface with Label foobar Flags=0 NOTICE: Found 82212 KB of swap space, which is enough for 27544 KB of main memory The system is ready. rm400 Console Login:
There's not much left to link to for this box, sadly.
http://www.netbsd.org is a good place to start digging. Take a look at the MIPS based ports, there.
http://www.linux-mips.org might be worth a try, also.
http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com keeps some manuals on Reliant Unix and RM400 models (excluding the 05, as it seems).
To be continued ...
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