Subject: Re: DEC sun3 gear available in Ottawa
To: None <>
From: Douglas A. Tutty <>
List: regional-ca
Date: 11/13/2007 07:01:16
On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 03:18:25AM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> > 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.

Would GENERIC-TINY run on a MicroVAX-II for use a serial termianl
server?  I don't know how many serial ports they have.