On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Zane H. Healy wrote:
Yes, it's possible to do that, unfortunatly it
sounds like you're in a bit
of a pickle as to how to get stuff onto the machine at the moment. Do you
have anything else running OpenVMS? I'm guessing you don't, something like
a VAXstation 3100 would be really nice at this point. I always recommend a
SCSI based VAX as a first VAX because of this.
I've got a VAXstation 2000 with SCSI; I think it's running ULTRIX.
Perhaps I should order the hobbyist VMS distribution, put a different
hard drive in the system, attach a CD-ROM to it (will any SCSI CD-ROM
drive work?), and install VMS. Could I then do a backup to SCSI tape
over DECnet? Is there much of an advantage to upgrading to OpenVMS
from VAX/VMS 5.5?
Argh! I'm so used to my 90L+ that I forgot about
that, yes, the DECserver
200 needs to boot off of the VAX, and who knows if you've got the software
needed to do that on the VAX.
Not sure. I do know that DECnet software is installed. Perhaps I should
write down some of the message that I get while booting and jot down some
things found while poking around the system.
This is a
VAX-4000/200 with two DSSI disks; alas, no SCSI.
Nice system, if you've got a Q-Bus SCSI controller that works with CD-ROMS,
or a Q-Bus CD-ROM controller (and the right cable and CD-ROM) you could put
that in there.
Ok, I guess that SCSI is the best choice, but, those Q-bus SCSI boards
are still way too expensive. It looks like using a smaller VAX with
SCSI (hopefully it's not also DSSI), connected to the VAX 4000-200, is
the way to go.
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