Subject: Re: NetBSD/pdp10 ?
To: NetBSD/vax Mailing List <>
From: Chris Wareham <>
List: port-vax
Date: 03/05/2002 17:50:12
Aled Morris wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Brian Chase wrote:
>>NetBSD/pdp10 anyone?
> This will seriously challenge my personal goal of owning a working
> instance one of each of the CPU's that NetBSD runs on :-)
> Anyway, if anyone on this list knows of any big-iron VAX (or PDP) systems
> that need rescuing in the UK, I'm happy help.

My employers have got a PDP lying unused in the store room. I don't know
if it's a 10 or 11 ... in fact it could be a very early Vax for all I
know. It's encased in bubble wrap, and if the uVax I rescued from the
same store room is anything to go by it should be in mint condition. The
only thing stopping me from trying to acquire it right now is:

1) Everyones disbelief that I really want it.
2) A lack of space in my spare room (shortly to be rectified).
3) The sentimental attachment the boss has to the beast (it
    was the first company computer).

But if I do rehome it, what are my options with regard to running Unix
on it? It's most probably a PDP 11, so I assume that Calderas "ancient
Unix" is my only option ... or is anyone working on NetBSD/pdp11?


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