Subject: Re: Found a VAXtoy today MicroVAX 3300 BA215 tower
To: Chuck McManis <>
From: NetBSD Bob <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/08/2000 12:32:58
> Wow, BA215's are falling out of the sky these days. From none to four on 
> E-bay, and this one and a couple of others I've seen.

The sky is falling.... the sky is falling... the sky is falling...(:+}}...


> The TK50 is a lose, most have been upgraded to TK70s (much more reliable). 
> There are only 6 slots and they are all Q/CD (no dual wide card stacking) 
> so you're a bit limited in your configuration choices. Typically CPU + 2 
> memory for 32MB + TQK70 + Serial cards. The DSSI on-board isn't supported 
> yet by NetBSD but you can plug in a card for either DSSI (KQFSA) or SCSI 
> and use that.

Can I check to see what memory is there or what was a standard config
for it?  Is the MS650 a ram board, and if so, how much?  16mb?

What drives can go into it?   I have no idea what is in it now, sizewise.

Will it boot and run the real VAX 4.3BSD or the Quasijarus 4.3BSD?

Will it boot and run Ultrix, for starters, and if so, which version
would be usable.  Alas, it came out of Moo U housing, so it probably
has VMS on it.

Are the prom commands standard or are they a small subset of what is
on the VS3100 machines?

Is there any on-line info about them?