Embedded Board Test
Hey all, Someone gave me an Intel 80486 embedded board with 16 mb of ram. I have lots of plans for this thing, but I need to first know if it’s working or not. The guy who gave it to me said it was working, but I have no idea how to test it.
It has a vga port, but it’s not a D-SUB connector. It has an ethernet port, but it’s not a standard ethernet port. They’re all block connectors. Also has an IDE port, but again, not standard connector. It does, however, have serial ports with standard connectors and a floppy port with standard connector. I want to somehow test if this board is working. I don’t want to go making any special connectors to hook up the VGA just yet. I want to first make sure if its working.
In summary, I have an accessible serial port and a floppy port and a working floppy disk drive. I think it also has a pc speaker (the ones on the motherboard that make the “beep” noise). I was thinking, if somehow I could get a bootable floppy or something to boot and just make a beep noise, I would know if it was working, but I have no idea where I could get such a floppy. Does anyonee have any ideas on how to test if this embedded board is working? It also has non-standard keyboard and mouse ports.