Subject: Re: MV2000 - best NetBSD version to install?
To: Robert D. Keys <>
From: emanuel stiebler <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/04/1999 11:24:24
Hi Robert,

> From: Robert D. Keys <>
> To: Anders Magnusson <>
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: MV2000 - best NetBSD version to install?
> Date: Monday, January 04, 1999 10:50 AM

> Following along on the ancient VAXen thread.....  
> I had the fortune, (or curse?), to pick up a VAXstation 3500 today in
> surplus.  The price was right ($11.00), if I can do anything with it.
> It is a tower about 3 foot tall, on castors, about 2 feet wide, and
> 1 foot deep, with a sliding plastic window that allows access to the
> tape drive (not the TK50, but one up from that [TK92?], 

should be a TK70.

> Is this beastie amenable to one of the NetBSDs? 


>  And where can I find
> a TKxx boot tape of some sort for it, since I have nothing that will
> write one of those strange tapes on anything else?

check what's inside first ;-))
> p.s.  Also, how is the beastie opened up?  I understand there is a
>       handle of some sort at the bottom inside of the sliding window,
>       but it does not seem to unlatch or move anywhere.

If you can slide the brown slider completely down, you see a small handle.
pull it.
after this, you can slide the complete front cover up, and see what's
inside ;-))