Subject: Re: BTW, the VAX-7000 doesn't run any UNIX, Isildur
To: Lord Isildur <>
From: Julius Sridhar <>
List: port-vax
Date: 03/03/2002 20:32:20
On Sun, 3 Mar 2002, Lord Isildur wrote:

> However, the machine is, aside from the cpu, identical to a DEC7000,
> which OSF1 _did_ run on, and i happen to have the OSF1 2.0 sources.. *grin*

This would be a *big* project.

> If someone (sridhar mentioned it) really wants the machine, my max bid
> was 200 bux, and if you promise to try to get unix working on it, take
> it! my biggest fear is the 3 phase thing, since i havent got 3phase.
> VMS would be cool too, though id of course like ot see unix on this
> thing..

I would probably just go straight to VMS with it.

> dont several people here already have vax7000s? wonko, sridhar, and dave
> mcguire come to mind.. anybody have the time to try porting? if we have
> osf1 working on the machine, which theoretically would only require doing
> the cpu support, then getting netbsd to boot on it would probly be
> easier..

I have a 7650.

Peace...  Sridhar