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OS/2 PowerPC Edition

#1 Post by savarin » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:54 pm

Did someone try it? Or have someone installation disks? I had a chance to buy a TP 850 but the software was missing ...

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mentioned at OS/2 World

#2 Post by BigWarpGuy » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:57 am

I think it was mention at OS/2 World forum. http://www.os2world.com
It is a very active forum and very helpful. 8)
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Re: OS/2 PowerPC Edition

#3 Post by 3266fast » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:36 pm

savarin wrote:Did someone try it? Or have someone installation disks? I had a chance to buy a TP 850 but the software was missing ...
I have OS/2 Warp PPC edition ISO and try to run it on RS/6000 Model 43P but with no success.
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Re: OS/2 PowerPC Edition

#4 Post by savarin » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:49 am

and could you upload this iso somewhere? please ...:-)

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#5 Post by 3266fast » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:39 pm

savarin wrote:and could you upload this iso somewhere? please ...:-)
Yes, I can.

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#6 Post by Bookworm » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:04 pm

> I had a chance to buy a TP 850

Wow, where did you find *that* :shock: ?

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Re: OS/2 PowerPC Edition

#7 Post by savarin » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:46 am

The problem is I forgot it ... I have to inspect my old notes.
I remember only it was very big machine (some 12 lbs), cheap (ca 40 usd), working, with AIX something - I do not know these systems.
I left it alone, without OS/2.

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#8 Post by Bookworm » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:53 pm

> cheap (ca 40 usd)

:eek: They sold for $12,000 new!

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Re: OS/2 PowerPC Edition

#9 Post by savarin » Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:23 am

Interesting .... I concentrate on collecting smaller Thinkpads. I was thinking about TP 850 only for test purposes.
But if it is so rare ...

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#10 Post by BillMorrow » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:46 am

the TP 850 (and its brother which i forget the designation of) were/are RS6000/power PC..
i have an 850 as well but with no HDD..
it came from boeing and they tend to grind up the HDD's..
these are 2.5 inch scsi drives and i have not been able to find one..

so if the 850 is still available and you don't want it and it DOES have the scsi HDD i want it.. :-)

i have the camera on mine too and a fellow with a factory WHITE thinkpad wanted to swap at one time..
i still have not found the 850 after my recent move but its here someplace.. :)
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#11 Post by savarin » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:24 am

Bill, do you sell your 850 without HDD?

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#12 Post by BillMorrow » Sun May 09, 2010 1:46 am

just seeing this thread after nearly a year..!

i found the TP850..

i had not thought to sell it but rather put it near one of the two thinkpad S30's i have in my little thinkpad museum..

it would be fun to find a SCSI 2.5 inch HDD to try in it..

i have a vague recollection of having some sort of recovery CD or O/S for it someplace..
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Re: OS/2 PowerPC Edition

#13 Post by xChris » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:44 pm

BillMorrow wrote:...
it would be fun to find a SCSI 2.5 inch HDD to try in it..
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old topic eh?

You can find 2.5 SCSI on mac DUO laptops (eg. Duo 230). I had one of them at the past (the DUO) and the
HDD was definitely 2.5 SCSI!

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#14 Post by BillMorrow » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:58 pm

thanks.. :)
mac duo..?!
i'll see whats on ebay..
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#15 Post by xChris » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:02 pm

PowerBook Duo (models. 210, 230, 250, 270c, 280, 280c...)

better cannibalize one "non-working" (ie broken screen) as they are very cute little machines! really!

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#16 Post by BillMorrow » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:53 am

coming back to this, i find two powerbook duo's on ebay..
both working..
BUT, the problem is that there is a very proprietary cable and caddy/housing required.. while the housing can be left out the cable sure can not.. :(
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#17 Post by xChris » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:19 am

ouch.. so I assume crApple used proprietary cables or custom built HDDs.....

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#18 Post by BillMorrow » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:11 pm

i have no idea what apple used in their "black box" computers but i do know the IBM scsi drive interface cable is highly unlikely to be the same..
IBM used a proprietary HDD caddy at that time for all their thinkpads..
the 850 powerpc rs6000 thinkpad requires that same caddy with the scsi cable which is not the same as the standard ide cable..

perhaps i should have swapped the camera from the 850 for the factory white thinkpad from japan.. it was something like a 700 or 720 series.. very interesting and rare here in the usa..
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Re: OS/2 PowerPC Edition

#19 Post by macos_2017 » Tue May 23, 2017 10:42 am

Having a working 850 and available to help if needed.

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#20 Post by micrex22 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:50 pm

2.5" SCSI HDDs should have the same pin header / it's what they plug into with special caddies that makes them unique.

OS/2 PPC is an unfinished operating system and has no ability to network.

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#21 Post by BillMorrow » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:26 am

micrex22 wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:50 pm
2.5" SCSI HDDs should have the same pin header / it's what they plug into with special caddies that makes them unique.
i still have a few of those 750/755 series caddys and they are NOT the same as those for the SCSI drives in the power PC 850 series..
SCSI drives have had a wider header on the drive.. and the plug that mated with the thinkpad was a wide trapezoid sort of thing..

i have a LOT of the bits and parts from the old thinkpads that i really need to clean out..
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#22 Post by micrex22 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:40 am

BillMorrow wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:26 am

i still have a few of those 750/755 series caddys and they are NOT the same as those for the SCSI drives in the power PC 850 series..
SCSI drives have had a wider header on the drive.. and the plug that mated with the thinkpad was a wide trapezoid sort of thing..

i have a LOT of the bits and parts from the old thinkpads that i really need to clean out..
So the 2.5" SCSI HDDs themselves have different internal connectors?

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Re: OS/2 PowerPC Edition

#23 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:29 pm

micrex22 wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:40 am
So the 2.5" SCSI HDDs themselves have different internal connectors?
Why don't we take a little guess according to this picture?

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#24 Post by micrex22 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:56 am

No, I was referring to 2.5" SCSI *exclusively* (not other hard disk technologies; of which you're missing some like ESDI and PS/2 all-in-one hard disks). In that Bill Morrow is saying the caddies are different, which implies that there are variating 2.5" SCSI connectors--which I did not think was a thing, because I assumed all 2.5" SCSI connectors are the same.
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#25 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:16 am

OT:
I have an Agfa SnapScan 1236s scanner from the year 2000, which I am still using today with great success (under W7-pro 64-bit).
It is attached to my PC via an Adaptec AIC-7850 PCI adapter card.
The connector?
25-pin Fast-SCSI which is shown here as DB25 (same as the 'old' parallel printer cable)

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Re: OS/2 PowerPC Edition

#26 Post by micrex22 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:56 am

http://vintagemacmuseum.com/reading-pow ... rd-drives/
According to that they are mini-centronics like the 80-pin SCA on U320 hotswap drives.

Either that or maybe some use pins like 2.5" IDE disks, but the SCA connector looks to be the only one I can see, and most likely the one in the 850 and all the rest (proprietary caddies aside).

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