MV II help

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Tue Apr 2 11:44:27 CDT 2019

On 4/2/19 12:20 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> can anyone help this guy out?
> From: Benjamin Carlson <bcarlson at>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 9:12 AM
> Subject: Fwd: Re: MicroVAX
>    Greta, my name is Ben Carlson and I am attempting to restore an old DEC MicroVAX II for the University of Oklahoma's
> collections department (see email below, Kerry is their curator). At this point, I believe I can get the hardware
> operating but I have no operating system for itas the Air Force insisted on destroying the hard drive. I have been able
> to replace the hard drive and the system has a tape drive and CD-ROM.
> Do you have any idea where I might find the OS? Also, any documentation would be great as well.
> Thanks for your help!
> Benjamin Carlson, PhD, CISSP
> Senior Research Engineer
> North Point Defense
> Rome, NY
> (315)571-0221 x 1010

A number of choices for OS.  OpenBSD or NetBSD should still work
depending on the actual configuration of the system and VMS still
has a hobbyist license.


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