Subject: Re: Found a VAXtoy today MicroVAX 3300 BA215 tower
To: NetBSD Bob <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/08/2000 10:28:04
At 01:26 PM 9/8/2000 -0400, NetBSD Bob wrote:
> > At 12:47 PM 9/8/00 -0400, NetBSD Bob wrote:
> > >Which versions?  Are there any drive controller problems?  One fellow
> > >suggested it was DSSI and that NetBSD did not support that yet.
> >
> > With an external Ethernet card, all versions, using the on-board ethernet
> > 1.4.1 or later and nothing uses the on board DSSI controller yet.
>Oh, oh, since I don't have any other HD boards around, it could be a white
>I saw an email that Ultrix 3.1 would run up on it?  Is that true?
>I may have 4.2 tapes around if that does.

ULTRIX 4.2 will run fine on it.

> > >I saw a funny HD36 pin (it looked smaller than HD50) off on the
> > >far left side of the backplane.  Anyone know what that is for?
> > >Expansion of some sort, maybe?
> >
> > On the backplane? There is a handa HD50 connector that is the expansion 
> for
> > the DSSI bus that comes out on the left, there should be a DSSI terminator
> > on it.
>It might have been 50 pin, but it looked smaller than that.  Does it
>take the usual scsi terminator as found on the VS and DS boxes or does
>it take something strange.  I don't have it if it is strange.

It's not SCSI.  It's DSSI.  Don't plug SCSI disks into it.
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