Subject: Is it do-able, or am I crazy?
To: None <port-vax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Robert D Lubbers <email@example.com>
Date: 03/18/1996 11:23:43
Thank you for allowing me to access this group. The reason I subscribed
is that I recently 'inherited' a MiniVAX 3100-80 running VMS 5.5-2, and I
have to admit the news of a NetBSD port to the VAX architecture had me
However, I am not very knowledgable about VAX hardware, and I couldn't
find any of the devices mentioned in the supported hardware on my
machine. According to what I've been able to figure out, I have the
following system configuration:
MicroVAX 3100 80 with a 630Q-47 (??) CPU. It has 3 RZ25L SCSI drives
attached (DKA100, DKA200, DKA300 - the boot device), a RRD42 CDROM drive,
a TZK10 tape drive (MKA700 ??) and a TZ30 tape drive (MKA500). It has 24
megs of memory and all the standard VAX I/O ports.
Is it possible to run NetBSD on this machine? It has no Q-Bus devices,
and that gives me pause to consider...
Thank you for all responses.