Subject: Re: New to NetBSD/Vax, trying to bring up a MVII
To: Mr Ian Primus <>
From: e.stiebler <>
List: port-vax
Date: 08/13/2007 19:11:19
Mr Ian Primus wrote:
>> Some "advice" :
>> a.) try to find an Ethernet controller for it
>> it is much easier to set up, and nicer to run netbsd
>> on it.
> Hmm, yeah, I do want to get an ethernet board for
> this, but I haven't come across one. I would also
> dearly love to get an ethernet board for my 11/750
> (another project in and of itself and no disk either.
> I'd like to get NetBSD running on the MVII before I
> tackle that...)
where are you located ?

>> b.) if you look for boards, and really like to keep
>> the tk50
>> working, get a tqk70 controller for it.
> What's so bad about the TK50 controller?

nothing. the tqk70 has bigger on board buffers, which sometimes helps.
>> c.) I don't even know, if the tape boot loader is
>> working at the moment,
>> didn't try it for years.

> Anything else I should know? Has anyone booted a Vax
> from tape lately?

there are some threads in 2002 and 2003 about it.
the last time I remember was 2003 that somebody succeeded booting via 
tape ;-)