Subject: Re: MicroVax II
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From: Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch'entrate! 16-Sep-1998 0717 +0100 <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/16/1998 08:08:03
"" "Nicholas James Humfrey" wrote:

> 	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

DEQNA is a bit brain-dead as an ethernet adapter (DELQA would be better) but it
is adequate for your purposes. I don't think NetBSD will support the VCB01/VCB02
as a graphics card yet (i.e. X11) so not having one doesn't hurt.

>      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 ?

Someone (possibly BUll, possibly Greenweld) was advertising these maybe a year
ago. As that was the first time I'd ever seen a "non-specialist" offereing a VAX 
for sale, it is possible that these are the same ones. BTW: I think you have 
your exchange rates the wrong way round :-)


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