Subject: Re: Any possible use for this old 3600 ?? (DSSI etc)
To: Andre Ferreira <>
From: Chuck McManis <>
List: port-vax
Date: 02/22/2000 10:33:27
If you find a KFQSA (Q-bus DSSI adapter that talks MSCP on the Q-bus) then
you can run NetBSD just fine on it. These aren't too hard to find at this
point. Alternatively you can wait for SHAC support of DSSI but I don't know
if anyone is working on that yet. Or you can swap out the KA640 for a KA655
+ DESQA + KFQSA and create a 3800 :-)


At 10:58 AM 2/22/00 +0200, Andre Ferreira wrote:
>Hi all
>I have recently rescued a MicroVax 3600 from the bin. This fellow consists
>of the standard BA213 enclosure, Ethernet interface (has AUI and thinwire,
>LANCE I think ??), TK50 DLT tape drive, 20 Megs of RAM and three 400 Meg
>DSSI drives. I also have an additional 400 Meg drive in an external cabinet
>(can also take three drives).
>The system currently has VMS installed (6.2), but I was looking to install
>NetBSD (being essentially a Un*x person)
>However, I have hit a bit of a blank. There seems to be no support for the
>DSSI stuff. Is there anything I can do with this chap. It would be a shame
>to waste all this good hardware.
>Any help appreciated
>Andre Ferreira