Subject: RE: Now Ive gone and done it
To: 'M J Dowden' <>
From: Andrew Sporner <>
List: port-vax
Date: 10/05/2000 11:00:10
I may be dreaming, but I had an RF-71 running NetBSD on
1.4.2.  Perhaps it is because it was running on a controller
that was not on the CPU?  It might be better to say that the
onboard DSSI controllers aren't supported, rather than the
stand-along DSSI controller that I had.

Sincere Regards


> -----Original Message-----
> From: M J Dowden []
> Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2000 8:52 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Now Ive gone and done it
> At 3:17 PM -0700 10/4/2000, Peter C. Wallace wrote:
> >	Couldn't resist a VAX 4000/300 at UCBs local salvage sale. Looks
> >like it has 32M (by estimating many x many 1Mx1 RAMS), some 
> hard drive,
> >and 16 serial ports. What is the state of support for this jewel?
>      My ex-university VAX 4000-300 runs flawlessly. It boots NetBSD 
> 1.5A (June 2000 build) from an external SCSI hard disk (that I got 
> from you).
>      The hard disk in it is probably an RF7x, which is DSSI 
> and is not 
> supported by NetBSD. Also, the VAX 4000 series will not run Ultrix. 
> My advice is to set one of your BA42's on top of it, netboot and 
> install onto an RZ5x disk using SYSINST and you should be set.
>      Best regards,
>      Mike Dowden