Subject: Re: What do you think...
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From: John A. Maier <>
List: port-vax
Date: 02/12/2000 14:07:47
Does NetBSD support putting a SCSI-I HD on the SCSI bus?  I've done some research and it seems that DEC OSs never supported anything but a tape drive on the VS2000's SCSI bus.

The webpage aludes to the fact that NetBSD does, but I'm not sure.


>Shipping on a Vaxstation 2000 shouldn't be that much. Perhaps $40.
>The 150MB MFM drives are actually worth more than $100 each on the DEC 
>reseller market because they are the largest drive that the VAX could use 
>(called RD54s) and people keeping vaxes alive pay a lot for them.
>You can run VMS or NetBSD on it, so it is a good deal, especially if the 
>monitor is reasonably bright. And you get all the connecting cables.
>At 12:14 PM 2/12/00 -0600, you wrote:
>>I'm think of buing this for $100
>>Digital Equipment Corp. VAX Station 2000.  14Mb Memory
>>This unit contains Memory Expansion and 150MB MFM Disk
>>19" Monochrome Monitor, LK201 Keyboard and Mouse
>>with Video/mouse/Keyboard Cable. Disk Expansion Unit (150mb)
>>and TK50 Tape Drive Included.
>>Is this a fair price for all of this?  I realize the shiping will eat me
>>alive :-/
>>I would like to get into programing devices for NetBSD and I thought this
>>might be a good starting point.
>>John A. Maier
>>Kemper Military School and College
>>Director of MIS
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