Subject: Re: RX50 floppies from PC?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Allison J Parent <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/07/1997 11:55:57
> I recently got a MicroVax II, unfortunately with no hard drives. It does
> have a tape drive and a double RX50 (400 KB) drive, as well as a DECQNA
> Ethernet card.
> I'd like to run this machine off the network. Unfortunately, it is
> apparently not possible to network boot this machine (unlike VS2000s)...
> so I figure that a good approach may be to initially boot off a floppy.
I have no idea whre you got that idea from. The DEC LPS40 printserver is a
diskless MicrovaxII in a ba23 and boots via eithernet. I used to work with
a LAVC (loacal area vax cluster) of 4 MVIIs with deqnas and a 750 as a boot
engine. Ran 2 doesn users well under vms 5.2.
The easy fix is to pull one of the Rx50s and put a rd53/54 there or if your
patient boot from tape.