Sweet.. New toy..

From: Antonio Carlini <a.carlini_at_ntlworld.com>
Date: Thu Dec 23 17:07:45 2004

> It does have true scsi on it at least.. You say disks were "Not
> officially supported".. I don't suppose they'd work still though?

People do report that disks (or at least, a disk) does work. But I
expect that "it boots and I logged in for a few minutes" didn't
quite cut it for DEC's engineers :-) I would expect there to be
some issues in there!

> (I've a number of varying size SCSI drives in external shoe boxes that
> are easy enough to move around, and plug in. DSSI drives, well....
> Unsurprisingly, I don't have any of those, should the below 3 turn out
> to be boat anchors.)

I'll bet there are more DSSI drives floating around than VAXen!

Still, an HSD30 or HSD05 with a few old 20GB disks will probably
provide all the disk space you'll ever need!

> L4001-BE 32Mb memory board (I still think that's a mighty
> large pile of
> chips for just 32MB)

You've been spoiled by today's 256Mbit technology (actually, I think
that was yesterday's technology :-))

> Fortunately, I've already got a Encompass membership, and VAX/VMS 7.3.
> (Is 32Mb really enough for 7.3?)

Well if you want to run Windows XP under the Bochs emulator then maybe
not. If you want to learn about OpenVMS and maybe do some programming,
then it will be fine. I'm still using my VAXstation 3100-76 with 32MB
under OpenVMS V7.1.


Antonio Carlini arcarlini_at_iee.org
Received on Thu Dec 23 2004 - 17:07:45 GMT

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