Subject: Re: VaxStation 3100 m38
To: Sridhar the POWERful <>
From: Erik Smit <>
List: port-vax
Date: 04/15/2002 12:39:55
On Mon, 2002-04-15 at 13:15, Sridhar the POWERful wrote:
> On 15 Apr 2002, Erik Smit wrote:
> > > Do you have plans for your VaxStation Erik?
> >
> > Not yet, I'm putting it aside a little bit until I can find time to get
> > Linux working on it. They've already gotten it to boot but there isn't
> > any shared library support for it yet.
> Why on Earth would you want to run Linux on a VAX?

Most likely for the same reason I installed NetBSD, fun/learning. :)

> > Also, IMHO the harddrives make a little bit too much noise but it
> > doesn't support non-DEC drives (by default?), any way to make'm work
> > with non-DEC drives? Or a way to keep the noise of the RZ26B drives
> > down a bit?
> Not true.  It'll support any narrow SCSI drive.  I can't remember if there
> is a boot partition size limitation or anything like that, but I doubt it.

Weird, I guess the drive I tested was just broken, but I had similiar
experiences with the AlphaStation I figured it had the same limitation.
Anyhow, thank, I'll give another drive a try. :)


Erik Smit