Subject: Re: mVAX 3100/40 ??
To: Carl Makin <carl@xena.IPAustralia.gov.au>
From: Andrew Brennan <email@example.com>
Date: 02/23/1999 19:04:43
Ok ... I believe this is clear enough to me, but nonetheless I would
like the answer to be shiny and crystalline.
A uVAX 3100/40, using a KA45 motherboard/cpu is [a] not going to boot
NetBSD/vax via netboot, [b] not going to boot from tape should I find
some way of putting the OS on a tape and [c] not going to boot should
I manage to wipe a disk and load NetBSD/vax on the drive.
Further, no one has managed to boot NetBSD/vax on a KA45-based system
or it would be documented as "supported" hardware of some type.
If this is the case, is the hardware sufficiently different from most
of the other uVAXen that this isn't going to be easy/possible?
I apologize for needing this beaten into my head, but I'm used to the
feeling that NetBSD will run on anything short of Etch-a-Sketchs (and
I use it on a number of old Macs). Now that I'm thinking I'd run one
of my favorite OSs on the VAXen I have at home (uVAX 3100/40 and also
two VAXstation 4000/vlc systems) I'm discovering that this may not be
as easy as one-two-three. I may have to drag the uVAX II home simply
to have a NetBSD/vax box on the home network. :^)
On Tue, 23 Feb 1999, Carl Makin wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Feb 1999, Anders Magnusson wrote:
> > > Is it a MicroVAX 3100/40 or is it a VAXstation 3100/M40 (i.e. VAXstation
> > > 3100/M30 in a taller case). It's actually a MicroVAX 3100/40, then you
> > > won't be able to boot it.
> > What's the difference? Except from the box?
> Between the M30 and the M40? Nothing. Both use the KA45 motherboard. (I
> have a uVax 3100/M30).