Subject: Re: Vaxstation 3100???
To: None <>
From: Kevin McQuiggin <>
List: port-vax
Date: 11/27/1996 07:24:50
> I've never seen a 3100/10 or 3100/20 thus I can't say for sure.
> But from what I've read the KA420 board in these machines seems
> to be not too different from the KA410 in the VS2000. Thus it
> might be possible that -current works on these machines with
> no or minimal changes. Things are different for other models,
> esp. for 3100/76 (KA43).

My 3100/10 has a KA410 board. Perhaps I should try it and see what
happens. What's the status of the KA410 mainboard? It seems that I
should download -current and give it a try.

> Last time I tried I couldn't manage to compile a bootable floppy
> for VS2000, so at the moment I can't help with any boot-media for
> 3100s for test-purposes.

I wonder if the machine will boot from an external TK50 drive? I
could get access to one of these, but a boot floppy would be simpler, 
if it boots then I could try the TK50 at that time.

I'm short of docs (in fact I have none) on the machine, I am going 
to check DEC and maybe DECUS to see if they have anything. I figured 
out the serial console by trial and error, a little pinout help from
the web.


Kevin McQuiggin VE7ZD