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Re: Help about installing NetBSD on a VAXstation 4000/90 (Cougar)

On Thu, May 03, 2018 at 11:05:10AM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
 Ouch, yes. :-(

 Well, if you want to try the hardware repair route, I have a friend in
Brazil who I'm sure can handle it, he is brilliant, and he has a strong
appreciation for vintage computing too.  He lives in Sao Paulo...I know
Brazil is a big country, but shipping to him would be a lot cheaper than
shipping to me no matter how far away you may be from there. ;)  Let me
know if you'd like me to put you in touch with him.

Oh please!!! I live in a neighbour city which is just 20 km away from São Paulo :-) Can you send me a private e-mail with his contact information?

 Yes, that might be easier.  My only worry for that approach is that
the switch may be read by the firmware and it may do something to lock
the system into that mode that the kernel cannot un-do.  I don't really
know how that switch is read, or by what code.

I thought about that but OpenBSD prints to console in this machine... Because of that I thought that there must be a way to circumvent the S3 switch. This is, though, beyond the scope of this list, since I just cannot ask for support for a faulty computer. Thank you, guys!


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