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linemanduke
November 22nd, 2008, 07:53 PM
i have some new additions to my little ps2 family 2 more p70s (makes 3) and a 60 (awesome hard drive ). but although i have all the ref disks i need the adapter files is there any website i can get them from. i followed a link from the mca mafia site just to find the site i used before was lost to aols shutting down of hometown web hosting.

Allen
November 22nd, 2008, 08:07 PM
There's a collection of ADFs at http://www.mcamafia.de/mcapage0/mcaindex.htm; scroll down to the "The ADF-Download Area."

I found the right ADFs for a memory expansion card for my Model 50. I think the reference disk program prompted me to insert a disk with the ADFs when it didn't recognize the card in the slot. Otherwise, you can probably put the ADFs on the reference diskette itself.

Yzzerdd
November 23rd, 2008, 05:22 AM
Wow, thanks for the link. I've been looking for a driver for my IBM memory card for awhile, and it was on that site! Just used the "find on this page" feature of IE 7, and searched "IBM memory" and on the last page at the very bottom I found my card.

The last page contains all the IBM memory stuff, and most NICs and other IBM cards. The other few have about 5 IBM listings per page.

Thanks a bunch!
--Jack

IBMMuseum
November 23rd, 2008, 09:25 AM
...i followed a link from the mca mafia site just to find the site i used before was lost to aols shutting down of hometown web hosting.

No, itīs still up at the offered link. Peter just had to move locations a couple years back. He probably has the most complete listings out there.

Allen
November 23rd, 2008, 09:42 AM
You're welcome Jack. You must have missed my reply to your IBM PS/2 Model 70 topic: http://vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?&t=12999&page=2. I noted the ADF library back on November 10th. The person who really deserves the thanks is of course Peter. Is there a need for a second source or location? I hope we can rely on the link above for a long time.

And for another reference, there is also a collection of PS/2 reference manuals: http://www.mcamafia.de/pdf/pdfref.htm. I'm not sure if this was on his main page.

linemanduke
November 23rd, 2008, 10:50 AM
well i was able to find teh adfs for most of my cards but i cant find the adf for the memory card that was in my model 60. its marked expanded memory adapter /a but the only one i saw there used ps/2 style simms while this uses 30 pin simms. is there any way to find the id with out going through every single name?

Allen
November 23rd, 2008, 11:05 AM
Is this an IBM-branded card? If there are any IBM part numbers listed on the adapter, what are they? If you search the internet with these part numbers, you might come across more specific information. It's possible the site doesn't have the ADFs for your exact card. Peter describes ADFs in more detail here: http://www.mcamafia.de/mcapage0/adfinfo0.htm. There may be some information on how to better identify your card.

billdeg
November 23rd, 2008, 01:06 PM
On a semi-related note, I have posted a blog record with IBM parts, with their partnumbers, etc.
http://vintagecomputer.net/browse_thread.cfm?id=192
My IBM trade list / partial inventory.

linemanduke
November 23rd, 2008, 03:04 PM
it is ibm marked
61x6752
a66286 b
8926 su

Yzzerdd
November 23rd, 2008, 03:28 PM
What I had to do was narrow it down in the memory cards. I observed how much RAM was installed on the board and in what increments, to find that the board seats up to 16MB via 4 4MB sticks. From there, I just searched around at the memory boards listed as holding up to 16MB. I narrowed it down to a few, and from pictures was able to pinpoint the exact board. I suggest you do some searching on that site if you need the drivers.

--Jack

Yzzerdd
November 23rd, 2008, 03:32 PM
Allen,

Sometimes I just scan through the posts at school and forget all about it--I do the same with PMs alll the time.

What do I do with this text? Do I just put the text onto a disk via a .txt file? Should I rename a .txt file .adf? I understand the text in it, but don't know how I should get it on the PS/2. I was expecting disk images.

Or perhaps I can manually enter this info in my PS/2 somehow?

--Jack

linemanduke
November 23rd, 2008, 04:02 PM
i fond some software on tht site that might help gotta put new capacitors on the floppy drive before it will read disks.

Allen
November 23rd, 2008, 04:39 PM
The first procedure below is what I did to the best of my memory when I installed a memory expansion board into my Model 50Z.

1. Download and copy the relevant ADFs onto a diskette--do not rename the files or their extensions. When you start the PS/2 with the reference diskette, begin automatic configuration. Since the system will not recognize the adapter, it will ask you to provide the ADFs (it may do this by asking for the option diskette). Insert the diskette with the ADFs and continue the configuration. The system may ask you to reinsert the reference diskette so it can copy the ADFs to your reference diskette for future use.

2. Since PS/2s copy relevant ADFs onto the reference diskette, just copy the ADFs to the reference diskette itself and start the system with the diskette. Go to automatic configuration and let the system do the rest.

3. Have a look at http://www.mcamafia.de/mcapage0/adfinfo3.htm and try that procedure.

I assume one of these procedures will work for your Model 70.

Yzzerdd
November 23rd, 2008, 07:01 PM
OK, I answered my own question and I think some may find this useful to know. If using IE 7(may ring true with others), when you click on the driver you are seeking, you may end up just seeing a bunch of textual information. No download or anything. To properly download the .ADF, you must SAVE TARGET AS.

--Jack

IBMMuseum
November 24th, 2008, 01:00 PM
OK, I answered my own question and I think some may find this useful to know. If using IE 7(may ring true with others), when you click on the driver you are seeking, you may end up just seeing a bunch of textual information. No download or anything. To properly download the .ADF, you must SAVE TARGET AS.

Yes, the Adapter Description Files are text-based. More browsers than just IE7 will just try to open the file. It does bring up the imporant note that an ADF filename is "@" + hexidecimal digit + hexidecimal digit + hexidecimal digit + hexidecimal digit + ".ADF" (with some adapters, notably for memory cards, there may be an additional configuration file needed. Peter's list will include that other file as well).