MicroVAX I update

From: Ethan Dicks <dickset_at_amanda.spole.gov>
Date: Mon Jan 26 09:56:41 2004

On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 03:06:03PM -0000, Witchy wrote:
> Can I use the RQDX3 in there instead?

You can use an RQDX3, but not with _that_ RD52 (since it's been LLFed for
an RQDX1). If you have an RD-drive that's been LLFed on a MicroVAX 2000
or a uVAX-II (w/RQDX3) with the field service diagnostics, _that_ will
work with your RQDX3 on your uVAX-I.

I save ST225s and ST251s from junked PCs for just that purpose. An ST251
won't be as reliable (or as fast) as your RD52 originally was, but they
are more plentiful. 40MB is plenty to hold MicroVMS. My running uVAX-I
has an RD51 on it (and uVMS 4.0 IIRC). It was the box we did final testing
on Qbus COMBOARDs - it's the OS and *maybe* as much as 1.0MB of our software.


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