Subject: Re: BSDCON 2000
To: Brian Chase <>
From: Clint Wolff (VAX collector) <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/27/2000 08:01:25
I've played around with the free version of Charon VAX, and from
what I can tell it is designed to ONLY run VMS. I tried to boot
an Ultrix kernel, and it crapped out almost immediately. I suspect
the emulator detects VMS doing okay illegal things (like looking
for end of physical memory), and builds appropriate error frames,
but can't handle the generic error case...

I'm planning to attempt booting NetBSD/vax on Charon this winter
(probably during winter holiday), details to follow...


On Tue, 26 Sep 2000, Brian Chase wrote:

> I haven't actually used the product, but there's the Charon VAX emulator.  
> It's commercial software, but they do provide a slightly crippled version
> for hobbyist use.  The limited version doesn't have a virtual ethernet
> controller, and I think it doesn't support tape devices.
> Still, I believe it would run NetBSD/vax and it does support serial lines.  
> So in theory you should be able to run a PPP connection out of it if you
> wanted networking.
> See for more info about the emulator.
> Admittedly, I'm only speculating, but I think this would be an interesting
> project -- having NetBSD/vax running on the Charon VAX emulator.  The
> emulator runs under either Linux or Windows.
> -brian.
> On Tue, 26 Sep 2000, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 25, 2000 at 05:20:59PM -0400, Andrew Sporner wrote:
> > 
> > > Since I have no more vaxes I probably shouldn't be here any more,
> > 
> > Hm... isn#t there any VAX emulator around?
> > 	-is
> > 
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