Subject: Re: VAX 6000-400 series and NetBSD, I have machines
To: Brian Chase <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gunther Schadow <email@example.com>
Date: 03/30/2001 23:42:17
This is perfect. One could go to St. Louis the other to
Bloomington. The only question is, do you want to work on
advancing the NetBSD port to them? This is the critical issue.
In any case I now know that I will take all of them home
and will leave none of them to the junk yard.
Brian Chase wrote:
> WAIT! I'm in Indianapolis too! Bloomington actually, but Indy's a short
> hop away. I can take one or two of the VAX 6000/400s and store them in my
> basement here.
> On Fri, 30 Mar 2001, Gunther Schadow wrote:
> > Brian Hechinger wrote:
> > >
> > > Gunther Schadow drunkenly mumbled...
> > > >
> > > > I am going to be the proud owner of a VAX 6000-400 machine.
> > > > But I haven't seen that NetBSD runs on this one. How hard
> > > > do you think it will be to make it run? I know quite a bit
> > > > about the BSD kernel but know about nothing regarding the
> > > > VAX. So I appreciate any hints on how I should best approach
> > > > this project.
> > >
> > > can't help ya here, hope someone else can.
> > >
> > > > Also, I have my hands on two more VAX 6000-400 machines that
> > > > need to go ASAP. I would like to "donate" them to whoever
> > > > would get NetBSD up and running on them.
> > > >
> > > > Please respond ASAP today or this weekend, since I have to
> > > > arrange for rescuing the machines before they go to the
> > > > junk yard.
> > >
> > > where are you located? these are large machines and i would have to come pick
> > > them up.
> > Brian, I am in Indianapolis. You are right, these are excitingly
> > large machines :-). I will probably take them into my garage in
> > custody (where they will have to share a bed with my 75 Cadillac,
> > speaking of old stuff :-) So, you can see that if I take all three
> > of them home, I need to get rid of two of them quickly (or else
> > someone get's rid of me :-).
> > These machines are fully functional by the way, only one (the
> > fourth one) has power supply problems ... but that makes it just
> > a great source for spare parts.
> > Please let me know if you feel able and willing to work on the
> > NetBSD port for this platform. We will figure out some shipping
> > arrangement then.
> > Thanks,
> > -Gunther
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