Subject: Re: DECsystem 5900
To: None <>
From: (Erik Bennett) <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 09/13/2000 08:21:18
> On September 12, (Erik Bennett) wrote:
> > I just bought a 19" rack.  A real nice enclosure, actually, but when I
> > opened it up, it had a DECsystem 5900 in it.
> > 
> > I believe it's the R3000 model, and I think it has two 8 meg memory
> > modules in it.
> > 
> > Is 16 meg enough to run BSD?  Will this unit take the 32 meg modules?
> > I've seen conflicting reports.
>   16mb will be tight but it should run.
>   Mine has 32mb modules in it.  Darn cool machine, if you ask me.

I double checked, and indeed they are MS02-CA modules, so I'll have
64MB.  Does anyone know of a cheap source for these modules?

Also, is there anything I need to worry about with the SCSI disks?  I
can just get plain old disk and have it run without worrying about
getting a DEC disk, right?


Erik Bennett