Subject: Re: Again: Booting a Vax-Server 3100 with NetBSD-1.4
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/21/1999 20:45:23
On Sat, 19 Jun 1999, Jason Thorpe wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Jun 1999 01:42:48 +0200 (MET DST) 
>  Anders Hogrelius SdU <> wrote:
>  > > newfs creates and writes data in host-byteorder. VAX is little-endian,
>  > > PMAX is big-endian. Thus filesystems are not interchangeable.
>  > > Away from the different layout of bootblocks filesystems created on
>  > > i386 and VAX would be interchangeable.
> Actually, the PMAX (DECstation) is little-endian, too.  Were there ANY
> big-endian DEC systems?

That depends on what you call "systems"...

DEC had stuff based on the 68K, which per definition then were big-endian.
End-user computer systems were all (as far as I can remember)
little-endian, though.


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