Tried the 2 128MB sticks first, no dice then again maybe I didn’t wait long enough, perhaps the firmware isn’t setting up the mpc for sdram either.
Powers up to the be logo with the original 4MB dram simms installed I think it has about 24MB of ram in it well at least 2 sets of sticks are 4MB each. The set in 1/2 slots I’m not sure.
Don’t have a keyboard attached at the moment since I don’t get the adapter untill tomorrow. It could be that it just doesn’t boot without a keyboard (Sun’s for instance boot to console only if they lack a keyboard they don’t even power up the framebuffer).
The hard drive makes a racket when powering up, can’t quite tell if it’s the head rapping on the side or the usual sound. Does it when the drive powers up and again when the BeBox tries to acess it.
Tried inserting a DR8 CD, this didn’t go anywhere either. Going buy the install manual something must be going wrong, or the CD rom is just too slow… ftp://ftp.icm.edu.pl/packages/beos/docs/DR8/UserDoc/DR8InstallBook.pdf