VS4000 hardware questions

From: UberTechnoid_at_Home.com <(UberTechnoid_at_Home.com)>
Date: Fri Dec 21 21:59:13 2001

I've got a Vaxtation 4000/60 also! I can tell you that it is HIGHLY
unlikely you will find a cdrom drive from which you can install VMS. Mine
is running VMS 7.2 and NetBSD 1.5.2. After MUCH screwing around I finally
just went out and got an RRD40 to install systems software.

If booting isn't your thing however, almost any scsi cdrom will suffice.



In <200112212245.fBLMj5212464_at_shell1.aracnet.com>, on 12/21/01
   at 02:45 PM, "Zane H. Healy" <healyzh_at_aracnet.com> said:

>> Yep. It's the top drive that's gone. It looks, from the way the power &
>> SCSI cables are "settled", like that drive was recently pulled, too.
>> Doc

>Try and find an RZ28 for your primary disk and put your swap on the RZ24.
>Might even be worthwhile to get two RZ28's for it. A 2GB disk like the
>RZ28 will hold most stuff you need on a OpenVMS/VAX system. Shoot, I've
>got a really nice 10k RPM 9GB drive on my PWS433au for a system disk and
>even with all the software that's installed I still have tons of room for
>it (the data is all on RZ29's in a BA350).

>Does the VS4000/60 have a CD-ROM drive? If not something like a RRD42
>should suffice nicely. If you've access to someplace with a lot of old
>SCSI CD-ROM's, just look for one that supports 512-byte blocks. You need
>that to boot. Something like a TLZ06 4mm DAT drive would be a nice
>complement to the system as well.

>I've got a VS4000/60 it's an excellent system to have if you're most
>interested in running VMS on a VAX! BTW, if you want to expand your disk
>capacity a BA350 works great on one.

> Zane

Jeffrey S. Worley
Asheville, NC USA
Received on Fri Dec 21 2001 - 21:59:13 GMT

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