[NTLK] Installing NewtonWorks - BANG!

Matthias Melcher mm at matthiasm.com
Sun Sep 22 11:53:05 EDT 2013

Have you tried NCX via WLan? I am pretty sure it should work. It uses the same tools as the serial installer.

Dave Mee <davemee at gmail.com> schrieb:
>On 22 Sep 2013, at 14:09, Morgan Aldridge <morgant at makkintosshu.com>
>> On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 9:00 AM, Dave Mee <davemee at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> However, when I try to install NewtonWorks from the UNNA archive, I
>see a progress bar - then the screen greys out, and the newton freezes.
>A very hard free, necessitating the removal of battery, mains, and the
>provision of a jabbing action to the reset button.
>>> Has anyone else come across this? Is it likely to be my slowly
>failing mac drive, or is this a problem other people have seen before?
>> I haven't come across this specific issue, but I consistent failures
>> (I vaguely recall reboots, but can't quite remember the specifics)
>> when attempting to install the NewtonWorks package from UNNA on my
>> MessagePad 2100 using Blunt & IC/VC. Since both use IC/VC to perform
>> the "Put Away"/installation, I'd suspect that's where the issue lies.
>> The only way I was able to install NewtonWorks was via serial using
>> NCX.
>This would make a lot of sense. Thanks for your insight! I'm trying to
>install over WiFi, which (as you point out) depends on IC/VC to *do*
>the actual install.
>> I've never had issues using NCX. Are you using the default speed or
>> the faster speed that requires the extra extension installed? Is it
>> possible that your MessagePad has a weak Interconnect port?
>ahhh well... having just got out of the bootstrap problem, I was hoping
>to live
>wirelessly - but I get a feeling this isn't going to be an option. 
>I have finally laid my hands on a full suite of cables and dongles, but
>my USB->Serial adapter is an old one I picked up for a PC-serial Wacom
>Intuos - which worked fine, but I understand that I need to hunt down a
>Keyspan adapter to have NCX work fully.
>So close...!
>Thanks for your suggestions, Morgan.
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