Subject: Re: 1.4 on TK50 wanted
To: Brian D Chase <>
From: Rick Copeland <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/03/1999 14:43:55
I write with a TK50/scsi (ga I beleive) connected to a 486 running NetBSD
i386 1.2 (with a small kernel mod so that the i386 can see the TK50), and it
works fine when I read them on both uVax ll and uVax 3600 (the latter has a
TK70 instead of a 50).

Rick C.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian D Chase <>
To: Bruce Lane <>
Cc: <>
Date: Thursday, June 03, 1999 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: 1.4 on TK50 wanted

>I can roll one off on my my MicroVAX II this week and see if I can boot
>from it.  The last time I installed from tape was 1.2G or so, but that was
>only on my Q-bus based systems with TK50 or TK70 TMSCP controllers. I've
>never tried it on a SCSI TK50 system, and I'm not sure if it even works.
>On Thu, 3 Jun 1999, Bruce Lane wrote:
>> Despite the fact that netbooting has been successful for me, I
>> would still like to get the VAX port of 1.4 on a TK50 cartridge.
>> However, for whatever reason, I'm unable to effectively transfer 1.4's
>> miniroot.fs file to said cartridge.
>> I don't know whether to blame my drive (TK50Z-GA) or my Linux box (Red
>> 5.2), but the end result is the same: A file that shouldn't take more
>> a minute or two to write takes nearly 15 minutes of the tape drive sawing
>> back and forth, and my VAXen won't boot from the newly-produced tape.
>> Question: Is there ANYone on the list who is willing and able to, if I
>> send them a TK50 cartridge, put 1.4/VAX on the thing for me?
>> Thanks in advance.
>Brian "JARAI" Chase | | VAXZilla LIVES!!!