Re: Installing Lisa OS on ProFile

From: Ray Arachelian <ray_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 21:56:56 -0400 (edt)

On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, Chris Smolinski wrote:

> For that matter... I wonder if the Lisa OS 3.1 might work any better
> than 3.0? I've seen several sites that claim to have Office 3.1 disk
> images, but they are all actually version 3.0.

Lisa OS 3. aka 7/7 1 is just Lisa OS 3.0 with one more application: LisaTerminal. When you boot from these, they'll all say 3.0, even thought they were sold as 3.1.

> I think i can get the Lisa to boot off the profile on the external
> card port, if I can just install the OS. Perhaps if I can get my Lisa
> 2/5 to function I can use it to do the installation.

What you can try is to take the motherboard (card tray) from the 2/5 and also it's I/O board, but use the CPU board from the 2/10, and install LisaOS on the Profile that way, then put all the cards back, and setup the ProFile on the parallel port card and see if it will function.

It's vital that you keep the OS on the ProFile with the CPU board because this board contains a serial # in the video state ROM. Without it, you'll have problems with that instance of the OS (not being able to print is one issue.)

Also be aware that when you do the install, your OS disk will be serialized with the serial # of that CPU board, and I believe it won't work elsewhere. The same is true of the tools (Write, Calc, Project, Draw, Graph, Term, except they'll write the serial #'s on the floppies they came with.) So be sure to have disk images of everything if you plan to work with serveral Lisas.

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