Today's Exciting Acquisition & Microvax 3100 Question

From: Anthony Clifton - <>
Date: Mon Jun 18 21:34:43 2001

>You won't need a DEC drive specifically, but you will need one which
>supports 512 byte sectors and one which supports booting.

BTW, I checked out the machine. It contains a 2.15 gig Seagate and a
1.05 gig RZ26L in addition to another drive that I could not identify.

The expansion box appears to contain a TK50 drive as it had a TK50
tape in it. To be honest, I've never seen a TK70. So could it be a
TK70 with a TK50 tape in it? Can a TK70 read/write a TK50 tape?

(Silly questions I know.)

The point is, I should be able to use this machine to download NetBSD
and write tapes so I can install it on my MicroVax II as well as this
machine. Fun!

Now I have to see if I have an appropriate CD-Rom drive for it. =)

Anthony Clifton
Des Moines, Iowa
Received on Mon Jun 18 2001 - 21:34:43 BST

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