Subject: Re: non important question.
To: Dave McGuire <>
From: Gunnar Helliesen <>
List: port-vax
Date: 03/28/1996 00:20:01
On Wed, 27 Mar 1996, Dave McGuire wrote:

>   Ahh, too true...but in my mind, I normally lump all ba23 machines
> together size-wise.  It's a tiny box (my scarred knuckles say so)
> whether you put it in a rack or not.

Now that's the truth!

>   In my home machine room, my "big" vax is a MicroVAX-III (ka640) in a
> ba23 mounted in the middle of a pdp11 rack.  Above it is a sun3/80 on
> a shelf, then a cisco2501 router, then a csu/dsu for my 56k line, then
> an AUI fanout.  There's an UPS in the bottom of the rack with a vt240
> on top of it.  I'm not too big on "standard" configurations. ;)

I've also got a uVAX III (uVAX 3300), but the CPU is bad. The PO used the 
machine as a "disk-cabinet", connecting the DSSI bus of this machine to 
the DSSI bus of another in order to access the disks. I can't remember 
the exact error-messages, but when I power it up it never makes it 
through the self-tests. I would love to get this machine running with 
NetBSD, it's a perfect machine for home use (I've got a small, cramped 

Anyone know where I can get a (cheap) spare CPU, or how I can find out 
what's wrong with the one I've got?


Gunnar Helliesen   | Bergen IT Consult AS  | NetBSD/VAX on a uVAX II
Systems Consultant | Bergen, Norway        | Jaguar Enthusiast/Ford owner   | | Vicki who? What .sig virus?