Today's Exciting Acquisition & Microvax 3100 Question

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Date: Mon Jun 18 22:06:30 2001

> 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.

Nice. Lots of room there for a VAX.

> 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?

I'm assuming it's a Half-Hieght drive? If so it's a TZ30. I'm not aware of
there ever having been a SCSI TK70.

> 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!

Erm, not sure why you'd want to. If you're going to have a real OS on the
MicroVAX 3100 (VMS), I'm not sure if you'll be able to write out NetBSD
anyway. Remember my motto, it's a VAX, it should be running VMS! :^)

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

A new Plextor drive would work, as would any Sun or SGI Bootable drive.

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