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.
If it's still bootable, how can I clone Ultrix for you? I have no
tape drive attached to this MicroVAX, and don't have a TK50Z. I could
attempt to copy it over a network to another UNIX box and then onto an
8mm or 4mm tape, if that would be of any use. If I can find a TK50Z,
how can I make a bootable tape for you to use?
The hobbyist version has a ton of layered products and
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 also 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...
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