Subject: Re: MicroVAX I: in need of modern OS.
To: NetBSD/vax Mailing List <>
From: Brian D Chase <>
List: port-vax
Date: 02/20/1999 10:22:31
On Sat, 6 Feb 1999, Matt Thomas wrote:

> Well, I booted my uVAX I and it didn't burst into flames.
> Ultrix V1.2A System #6: Mon Feb 22 00:07:49 PST 1988
> real mem  = 4190208
> avail mem = 3087360
> using 62 buffers containing 418816 bytes of memory
> MicroVAX-I, Dfloat Microcode, level = 5

Matt, maybe you can help me here.  According to your boot messages, you've
obviously got an M7135-YA datapath module (with D_float) support.  I've
found a source of M7135 modules, but they say they don't have any -YA
ones.  I was wondering if you could take a look at your M7135 board to see
if the metal Q-bus module "grips" are actually stamped with M7135-YA or
just plain M7135?

I'm hoping that perhaps DEC was slack in their identification of the
boards and that I may actually have or be able to find a D_float board.

I'm still working on getting bootblocks to the CPU.  I've got a couple of
options, but I've not yet had the time to juggle system components around.

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