Subject: Re: Installing on 4000-60
To: Rich Lafferty <>
From: Brian D Chase <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/26/1999 22:40:15
On Fri, 23 Jul 1999, Rich Lafferty wrote:

> So, I go about installing NetBSD -- but the FAQ for the vax port linked
> to from the port's page on is a few years old, and its
> hardware compatibility list doesn't match up with what I've heard to
> be correct.
> SO I've got this 4000-60 with mono display and RZ25, and an RZ56 and
> TZ30 in a Storage Expansion, that I want to put to use -- but what
> I need to know is what I'll be able to do with it :-)
> (It *may* have a color framebuffer, though -- I can't tell what it
> is from the card, but it's got a three-tiny-coax-connector-in-a-
> D-shell to 3BNC cable, of which I use one BNC connector. :-)
> Any pointers, success stories, etc?

There's no SCSI support for the VAXstation 4000s yet, so you'll have to
netboot this one... but I'd strongly encourage you to use the 1.4.1
binaries instead of the 1.4:

The official 1.4.1 binary release for VAXen is a little ways off yet.
David's been fighting with getting the various install bits to compile and
function correctly.  Once that's done, it'll take a day or two to wring
things through the installation testing on my VAX menagerie.

Brian "JARAI" Chase | | VAXZilla LIVES!!!