Find of the day

From: Dave McGuire <>
Date: Wed Sep 15 17:59:17 1999

On Wed, 15 Sep 1999, Jim Strickland wrote:
>If it lands at the >>> prompt, try typing boot. I *think* the device name would
>probably be DUA0 for that controller, but if I'm wrong I'm sure someone will
>correct me. So if boot doesn't get it, try boot dua0. I think. Geez it's been
>a long time since I had my hands on a microvax II.

  dua0 is indeed correct.

>When I was a grad school sysadmin, we used a 13mb uVaxII with a pair of ESDI
>disks (350 megs each, I think) as a file server for our office. Ironically
>of all the vaxen I worked on at that site, that box is one of the few that's
>still around, since the terminal server boots from it. :) I'm waiting and
>salivating for when the University puts all those vaxen in the surplus auction
>or (I hope I hope) takes me up on my offer to haul them all away for free.
>They've got a 4000/500 that was brand new when I worked for them that I *want*.

  *drool* a 4000/500!! Now that *is* fast by today's standards. I've got a
pair of 4000/400s that I adore. They are *sweet*.

                       -Dave McGuire
Received on Wed Sep 15 1999 - 17:59:17 BST

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