NetBSD on a VAX 3100 (DV-31AT1-A)

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Fri Mar 20 07:33:04 CDT 2020

On 3/18/20 10:02 AM, David Kuder via cctalk wrote:
> It was pretty bad last time I tried to run NetBSD on my vaxen.  Back around
> NetBSD 1.5.2 or something like that I was able to install via mopboot on my
> MicroVax 3600 and a few VaxStation 3100's.  Years later I tried to boot it
> up again and it couldn't boot without crashing.  I tried a later release
> and it wasn't much better.  Install went OK, but the userland code was
> compiled with some funky options that caused it to throw invalid
> instruction exceptions.  By then I had my VMS hobbyist kit.
> -Dave

Just as an added data point, I don't have any VAX running
at the moment but I have installed and run NetBSD-8.0 from
the iso.  I have also MOP Booted using that version.


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