Subject: Re: Status,
To: J. Joseph Max Katz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave McGuire <email@example.com>
Date: 09/29/1996 03:15:07
The 3300 should work just fine...it's based on the ka640 processor.
The cpu board has an onboard DSSI disk controller and ethernet
interface which are not currently supported, though I think someone is
working on drivers for these devices. If you put another controller
in the backplane and use an external mscp disk, you should be fine. I
use an Emulex QD32 for disk and a DELQA for ethernet. I'm not sure
about the 3400...I've never seen one of those, though some information
I have indicates that it, too, is based on the ka640 processor...if
that's correct, it should work fine.
The ka640 is supposed to be about 2.5x the speed of a ka630, the
processor used in the MicroVAX-II.
To whomever it was that was talking about working ont he DSSI and
onboard ethernet on the ka640...have you made any progress? I'm
anxious to try it out, as are several others whom I know.
On September 28, you wrote:
> I'm getting my hands on a VAX 3300 (for sure) and evetually (hopefully) a
> 3400. Both are classified as MV's in DEC's terminology. We want to get
> NetBSD running on them. To see if they'll boot even, we are going to
> write the tk-50 images to a tk-70 tape, and boot from the tape drive on
> each of the machines (they both have TK 70s on them).
> We'll see how it goes from there, but I've never worked in porting an OS
> before-- so what do I do from here?
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> On Sat, 28 Sep 1996, Robin Birch wrote:
> > Iain,
> > I am in the middle of doing the same thing. I can probably construct
> > a bootable TK50 with a bit of mucking about. You can also do it if you
> > can get to one of the archives. A system for the uVAXII is immediately
> > available. Systems for 3600 and 3100 are being woked on, contact
> > the vax portmaster.
> > Cheers
> > Robin