Subject: Re: DEC sun3 gear available in Ottawa
To: None <regional-ca@NetBSD.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 11/13/2007 03:18:25
> I'm somewhat interested. Caveat: I'm totally unfamiare with
> Sun/VAX/etc. So I would want it for the learning experience.
If I can help, let me know; Suns have been the closest thing I have to
a specialty, and I know a fair bit about VAXen as well, especially the
MicroVAX-II. (However, this is mostly hardware and low-level software
knowledge; I can't, for example, help you with Solaris or recent VMS.)
> I'll carry on searching for info on these boxes. What is their
> current status: do they run, can one install the current release of
> NetBSD on them?
I don't think NetBSD really works on the MicroVAX-II any longer; the
"16M is too tiny to even think about supporting" voices have gotten too
strong. Suns with a 64M or more should Just Work; the -3/60 maxes out
at 24M, which is plenty for me, but I run 1.4T.
/~\ The ASCII der Mouse
\ / Ribbon Campaign
X Against HTML email@example.com
/ \ Email! 7D C8 61 52 5D E7 2D 39 4E F1 31 3E E8 B3 27 4B