Subject: Where to start with a pmax
To: None <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ethan VanMatre <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 02/06/1995 20:52:51
Two thoughts RE the VS3100 verses the DS3100. The VS3100 comes in 2 
versions. one with a 44 MHz clock and 2.7 mips and the other a 66 MHz 
clock and 3.8 Mips. You can convert the slower to the faster by putting a 
66 MHz clock into it and moving a jumper. Cost is about $5.

The DS3100, R2000 based decstation comes in 2 versions. the 12 MHz 
version (DS2100 about 8 mips) and the 16MHz version (DS3100 about 12 
mips) I have not converted one over to the other like I have with the 
VAX. The DS3100 sell for less than $300. So getting a pmax machine to run 
netbsd on is cost effective. Also, it may be possable to run it at 20 
MHz. More after I run some tests...

I do have a question. Where toi get what is needed to put 4.4BSD or 
NetBSD on a pmax? 

If you have the 4.4BSD-Lite cdrom what else do you need?

Regards, Ethan