On Sat, 28 Jul 2001, Bill Pechter wrote:
Nice... wish I had a copy of Ultrix for the
VAXstaton 3100 M38 here.
It's got 32mb of memory and a DEC DSP3105 (RZ27? 1.05gb) as the boot
disk and 100mb as a second disk. It's got dual SCSI busses and the
8 plane color graphics option which I'm driving a DEC mono monitor.
Yes, I know the feeling. I've also got a a DECstation with, IIRC,
32MB of RAM and SCSI, but the former owner decided to delete most of
the Ultrix files, so the system is unuseable and in need of an Ultrix
distribution for DECstations. Note that I've not used my VAXstation
yet, to tell if the Ultrix on it survived shipping, as it doesn't
appear to work with the DECstation monitor cable. :-( Hopefully this
weekend I'll get a chance to attach a serial cable to it and attach it
to a terminal.
Warning, the VS2000's, just like the MicroVAX II's require a special serial
cable. You'll need to look at the VMS FAQ to learn how to wire the cable.
(note, this URL works, but who knows
for how long)
If it's still bootable, how can I clone Ultrix for
you? I have no
You'll need to check the version, and see if it supports a VS3100 M38.
However, what I'd recommed for both of you is NetBSD (well at least for the
DECstation, for a VAX I always recommend VMS first).
version has a ton of layered products and the security
on 7.2 seems pretty good compared with 5.5. It is a lot bigger and
slower than 11/780's running 3.6 -- I can tell you.
But I've got DECnet, TCP/IP and all the
languages getting loaded right
Having all that installed, and better security, sounds useful.
I've found that as long as you don't load DECwindows on a MicroVAX II class
machine with 16MB, it isn't to bad. However, I only loaded DECnet on that
system, so I can't comment on how bad TCP/IP might make things. In fact
come to think of it the slowest machine I've loaded V7.2 and TCPIP is a
got another VAXstation 3100 M38 with 16mb I'd be looking
to part with soon -- but the ethernet switch between thick and thin net
is cracked and half missing.
If anyone's interested in it let me know...
This sounds like the perfect solution to your VAX 4000/200 problem!
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