Subject: Re: Do the official ISOS boot on a VAX?
To: port-vax@NetBSD. org <>
From: Carl Lowenstein <>
List: port-vax
Date: 11/17/2005 10:16:11
On 11/17/05, Debee Norling <> wrote:
> >Have you booted VMS successfully with this CDROM drive?
> Yes.

Comment from possibly relevant experience:  Some CDROM drives can be
switched by software to either the 512-byte or the 2048-byte mode.=20
Some can't.  Perhaps the VMS boot does this and the NetBSD boot does

My experience is not with VMS or NetBSD, but with the transition from
SunOS to Solaris, when previously working CD readers would no longer
boot the new distribution disc.

    carl lowenstein         marine physical lab     u.c. san diego