Subject: Re: MicroVax II
To: Nicholas James Humfrey <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/15/1998 14:59:14
	uVaxIIs max out at 16MB of RAM, 9MB is quite respectable.
	The BA23 is a reasonably small case (in uVaxII terms :) see

	I'd check on the capacity of the disk - if its an RD54 you're in
	heaven (159MB), an RD53 might be bearable (71MB), and anything
	below is an excercise in pain :)

	The DEQNA should work fine - you should even be able to netboot
	it, and the machine will come with a serial console port.

	If I was back in the UK I'd buy one at that price :)

	"Its just another ultimate battle of good against evil..."

On Tue, 15 Sep 1998, Nicholas James Humfrey wrote:

> Hi,
> 	I have just seen several MicroVax IIs being sold off by a surplus
> company called 'Greenweld'. I was wondering if it was worth my while
> puchaseing one. They are in a BA23 case with 9Mb of RAM, a 5.25" disk
> drive, DEQNA card. However there does not seem to be any graphics/serial
> card. They are said to come from a working installation, so it is likely
> not to have any problems. The price is 52 pounds sterling including
> postage (about $30). Is this good value, and how easy is it to get the
> machine running NetBSD ?
> Thanks
> Nicholas