MicroVAX 3100 questions

From: Jochen Kunz <jkunz_at_unixag-kl.fh-kl.de>
Date: Fri Aug 8 09:54:01 2003

On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 03:54:09PM -0500, Christopher Cureau wrote:

> If I were to replace the failed one, do I need to get my hands
> on another Digital drive, or will any SCSI drive work with VMS?
Any SCSI drive should work.

> Also, I've heard that
> some vaxes (or was it VMS, or both?) have limits on the size of
> the drive it will work with...what would work best in this system?
There are some old VAXstations that can not boot from disks > 1 GB.
(Can only boot from partitions that are entirely in the first GB.)

> Also, I don't have a CDROM, or a place to
> put it in the case. Again, if I get an external SCSI case, does it or the
> CDROM I put in it need to be specific to the VAX?
AFAIK you need a CROIM with 512 byte / block. Most generic SCSI CDROMs
will work. I found that old Toshibas work good and Plextors don't.
Homepage: http://www.unixag-kl.fh-kl.de/~jkunz/
Received on Fri Aug 08 2003 - 09:54:01 BST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:35:46 BST