MOP bootable XXDP?

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Date: Tue Nov 9 12:19:50 1999

> >Hmm, you said XXDP in the title, then you ask about VAX in the body.
> >But no, I don't know of any net-bootable diagnostics for -11's or VAXen.

MDM was netbootable for VAXen via MOP load. MDM was built on the ELN
executice and that was property it had.

> :-) You know what I meant though. Basically a test harness that contains
> lots of tests for various subsystems in a VAX. You raise another
> interesting question which is, "Was there no way to boot an -11 over the
> networK?" I suspect the answer to that is no, there was no way. Too bad DEC

PDP-11s were "net bootable" via MOP protocal though the usual device was
a DUV-11 or serial line. Most of the Qbus -11s had the MOP boot.

> Perhaps you are right. It is difficult for me to embrace VMS as I don't
> have the experience with it that I do with other systems (UNIX in
> particular but I am more familiar with RSX-11M for example than VMS). I do
> have the full set of documentation for VMS though so it would make sense to
> pursue this path. And since I've got a "spare" :-) VAX with the VLC its
> probably a good point to start.

If you're familiar with RT-11, RSTS, RSX-11 then VMS is a logical
trasistion to the next step without going out to something that is from
the command line very different.

Received on Tue Nov 09 1999 - 12:19:50 GMT

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