Subject: Re: VAX 3400
To: J. Joseph Max Katz <>
From: Anders Magnusson <>
List: port-vax
Date: 12/04/1996 11:12:30
> Greetings!
> I know that NetBSD will run on a VAX 3400, but there is no built-in 
> ethernet support or DSSI. I'm prepared to have nfs root, etc, etc. 
> However, the VAX 3400 that I have at my disposal has 128M of RAM and a 
> mux (multiport serial) card. Will the multiport serial card work, and 
> will NetBSD/vax work with 128M of RAM? I know it may sound silly, but 
> remember the restrictions on the x86 architecture at different points in 
> time...
There are nothing that says that it won't work with 128M of RAM, and
I'm not aware of any hardware bugs (as in the i386 case) that may
show up. But, there are no way to mount root & swap over NFS yet so you
will have some trouble getting it going. 
Your multiport serial card may work if it is a DZ or DHU compatible card.
(And located at Qbus).

-- Ragge