After a bit of struggle I finally have antiX (linux) and w95 running on my LXI.
What did I learn?
The standard disk is a bog standard 40pin IDE. But the connectors are way far from stanard.
So I stripped the machine down. fitted a standard IDE cable in place of the standard cable. I took the +5 and ground from the battery charger connector and wired the beast up to a SD to 3.5” 40 pin hard-drive adapter.
Bingo, installs from CD onto the adapter.
Also installs to an externally fitted 3.5 IDE disk - but that is less pretty.
I had trouble doing instals of windoze to the SCSI drive (without an IDE) somway into the installs it got confused about C: and D: and e: Since it is windoze I just gave up and walked away.
Unix/Linix installs OK to scsi.
If I can can give anyone a hand with their kit, drop me a line.
Sound - does anyone know the corrects for the sound conector on military kit?
Network - where can I get a connector for the fibre? I run fibre in lots of places - but with SFP, not with that muckle big connector on the LXI.
Can anyone tell me what software ran on this kit? I would like to mock up some screens, but I have no idea what the function of this unit was.