RE: Couple of questions
> > I have two questions that I haven't been able to located answers for. I
> > have searched the mailing list archives, but didn't have much luck/
> > 1) Is there an inexpensive source for HIL keyboards?
> I'm pretty sure the 715/100 actually needs an enternal box that
> has HIL and
> PS/2 interfaces on it, and a modular plug on a short cable that
> plugs into
> the back of the unit. I don't *think* it can take an HIL
> keyboard directly.
I couldn't remember if we had the adapter on the unit we had or not. (Many
moons ago I used to use HP me10 on a 715/100 at my previous employer.) I
was trying to remember how everything connected together.
> I have such a box on my unit, but don't have a spare. Maybe
> someone watching
> does? And yes, this is part of why these machines can sometimes
> be had very
I should have looked at that before I bought mine. Oh well... I'm sure
I'll find something to make this thing work.
> By the way, the machine can probably be made to run fine with a
> serial console
> though that's obviously less sexy than getting a keyboard and
> monitor going
> on it... though whether you can switch to serial console without having a
> keyboard to talk to the firmware once is unclear to me. :-)
Hadn't thought about that, but that's a possibility. I'm not really
interested in the GUI.
> > 2) I want to replace the factory 1.05gb (ST11200N) hard drive
> > with a larger drive. Do I need a drive with the
> > HP firmware? Or will any (<4.3gb) SE SCSI drive work?
> I've used a variety of SE SCSI disks. Once in a while something
> hasn't quite
> behaved right, but you can clearly use a lot of disks that don't have HP
> firmware and be successful.
Great. I'll find me a larger drive.
Thanks for the information.