"Rare" DEC finds in Montreal...?

From: Bill Bradford <mrbill_at_mrbill.net>
Date: Sat Jul 13 20:28:00 2002

On Sat, Jul 13, 2002 at 03:43:09PM -0500, Doc Shipley wrote:
> I just picked up a 4000vlc last week (the guy at Goodwill was pretty
> contemptuous of "that old terminal" and sold me the VLC, a VT320, and an
> LK402 keyboard for $5) It's not as fast as the /60, and according to
> DEC spec will only take 24M of memory, but it does take regular 36-bit
> (parity) 4MB SIMMs. It's also got a rep for being darn picky about hard
> drives. NetBSD labelled and partitioned a Seagate OEM 2G just fine, so
> I think the pickiness is more VMS than VLC. Voh-doh-di-oh. :)

WHen I had a VLC it was picky about cd-rom drives too; it refused to properly
complete a VMS install off a Plextor CD-ROM, but worked off a RRD42 just
fine. This was an OEM / no-logo Plextor though.


Bill Bradford     
Austin, TX        
Received on Sat Jul 13 2002 - 20:28:00 BST

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