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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:11 pm 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:30 pm 
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Yes... The two "Add or Remove programs" Control Panel applets :wink: That's the one I remember of the top of my head...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:32 pm 
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KenOath wrote:
Here's the Bootdisk folder, CD-Tagfile & Bootsector Just ripped
from the original iso...
Use the bootsector to make the CD bootable, use the bootdisks if you
don't or cannot boot from the CD on an old system, & place the tagfile
called "CDROM_S.5B1" in the folder , outside of the i386 folder....

From memory, it did install as a full no problems using the bootdisks I just
supplied you...
Enjoy..!


Many Thanks Kenoath This Worked.....

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kidde wrote:
Emulator wise, gxemul is actually capable of booting Windows NT for MIPS. Don't expect it to run, or even install however. It hangs before the kernel has loaded all drivers. If enough of us bugs the author, maybe he'll put some work into NT support! ;)

What's preventing QEMU from running Windows NT for PPC is mainly the fact that the Open Firmware implementation is lacking a Windows NT Veneer, without which it is impossible to boot PPC NT on Open Firmware based machines. Furthermore, there's only one OFW implementation that I know of that can actually boot Windows NT, and sadly it's hard to find any hardware using it.

The way empireum describes PPC boot applies to older PREP PPC machines, which I don't really know much about.

As for the Alpha loading process; on my PWS 500au it's even easier than that. The AlphaBios menu has an option titled "Install Windows NT" that puts you straight into the installation. It works fine with 2000 betas too, despite the name. ;)

Thanks for the info, regarding NT/Alpha and NT/MIPS installation I just copied the instructions I got from my NT 3.51 and 4.0 documentation and these tell how to boot NT on RISC machines, using these commands. I knew it was very easy on Alpha boxes, however, just forgot to mention it. Sadly I don't have any of these boxes here to try that... :(
As for boxes running NT/MIPS: A friend of mine who has a SGI box (it's not capable of running NT however, she's running Irix on it) told me that SGI had actually sold workstations running NT on MIPS 64-bit CPUs some time ago...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:14 am 
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This is nice beta of NT 5.0, and have some extras


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empireum wrote:
Thanks for the info, regarding NT/Alpha and NT/MIPS installation I just copied the instructions I got from my NT 3.51 and 4.0 documentation and these tell how to boot NT on RISC machines, using these commands. I knew it was very easy on Alpha boxes, however, just forgot to mention it. Sadly I don't have any of these boxes here to try that... :(
As for boxes running NT/MIPS: A friend of mine who has a SGI box (it's not capable of running NT however, she's running Irix on it) told me that SGI had actually sold workstations running NT on MIPS 64-bit CPUs some time ago...

I think you're friend got things up mixed up a little, there are no SGI MIPS machines capable of running NT IIRC. It has something to do with endianness, but I don't remember the exact reason right now. SGI has however sold Workstation grade x86 machines running NT, with an ARC BIOS (quite similar to AlphaBIOS actually) differing quite a lot from a standard PC BIOS. It may be those machines your friend is reffering to.

All this is a very interesting part of computer history, I think. :)


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kidde wrote:
empireum wrote:
Thanks for the info, regarding NT/Alpha and NT/MIPS installation I just copied the instructions I got from my NT 3.51 and 4.0 documentation and these tell how to boot NT on RISC machines, using these commands. I knew it was very easy on Alpha boxes, however, just forgot to mention it. Sadly I don't have any of these boxes here to try that... :(
As for boxes running NT/MIPS: A friend of mine who has a SGI box (it's not capable of running NT however, she's running Irix on it) told me that SGI had actually sold workstations running NT on MIPS 64-bit CPUs some time ago...

I think you're friend got things up mixed up a little, there are no SGI MIPS machines capable of running NT IIRC. It has something to do with endianness, but I don't remember the exact reason right now. SGI has however sold Workstation grade x86 machines running NT, with an ARC BIOS (quite similar to AlphaBIOS actually) differing quite a lot from a standard PC BIOS. It may be those machines your friend is reffering to.

All this is a very interesting part of computer history, I think. :)

Ah, okay. She might have mixed that up, or it might have been my fault. I know she has had a SGI Iris Indigo running Irix (can't remember which version) and she said something about SGI offering machines running NT, but I'm not sure if she explicitly said that these were MIPS-based. As for x86 SGI boxes, you mean the Visual Workstation 320 (dual P2/P3?) and 540 (quad-Xeon), right? In all honesty, a 540 with 4 CPUs would be my dream. That's all I can say about that. I have actually seen one being sold on the local eBay some time ago, but the auction's final bid was too high and I had to stop. Would have loved to get this baby for me...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:32 am 
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it looks nice...when did this beta released?


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