From: David Holland <>
Date: Sat Oct 23 14:41:36 2004

On Sat, 2004-10-23 at 14:56, Fred N. van Kempen wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Oct 2004, Dan Williams wrote:
> Still, it's a nice box. But running VMS on it is, um, painful.
> You'll have a lot more fun with it running xBSD or Linux.

The main reason I'm dinking w/ this is I need to unpack a couple of VMS
Alpha self extracting archives. I don't expect to be doing much of
anything with it, other than maybe clustering it w/ a SIMH'd VAX. (but
that's just for the geek factor.)

Eitherway, the Multia was a freebie, so the price is pretty right.

But at the moment, I'm having issues getting it to take firmware

I've reduced it down to trying the FSL, it boots from the floppy, reads
29 tracks (if my count is right.) then it goes to a black screen w/ a
cursor in the lower left. And there it sits. Maybe its sizing memory
or something, but I've left it sitting for several minutes, and haven't
seen it do anything.

Perhaps its bad..


> --f
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