From: David Holland <>
Date: Fri Oct 22 18:03:42 2004

Well, I finally have a true DEC bit of hardware in the form of a old DEC
Multia VX40. (166Mhz Alpha, 64MB RAM, 3.5" floppy, 1GB SCSI)

(Its almost properly on-topic from the dates I could find.)

I've cleaned out the dust/cigarette smoke, and bought myself a little
SCSI1->SCSI2 adapter so I can get the SCSI external. (As well as
another 32Mb of memory while I was at it. - it was cheap - and there
were empty SIMM slots)

The original 1GB IBM SCSI drive appears to have been the victim of true
sticktation. The drive started spinning after I whapped it a few times,
so I don't trust it.

I've got an 18G (Sun) external disk, and CD-ROM I can plug into it, and
the intention is to install OpenVMS Alpha 7.3-1 on the thing.

Anyone have an non-obvious words of wisdom before I start installing VMS
onto it?

(I gather getting VMS on a Multia isn't officially supported, and a bit
of a trick. )


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