Burnable, patched Microvax-2000 SCSI-boot EPROM images?
kiwi_jonathan at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 20 16:44:57 CDT 2021
A web-page I found over the weekend said M27512-2, but right now i cannot find it. Several sources say 256KB PROM, and the photos show 4 EPROMs, which is consistent with 64Kx8-bit. I have to dash now, more in a few hours.
On Monday, September 20, 2021, 02:24:51 PM PDT, <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com> wrote:
Do you know what type of ROM/PROM is needed
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> Subject: Burnable, patched Microvax-2000 SCSI-boot EPROM images?
> I recently rescued two Microvax-2000s but both have dead RD53s. Does
> anyone have a ROMable image of the Microvax 2000/Vaxstation 2000 boot-
> PROM patches from Wolfgang Moeller
> at http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/vms/pk2k/ ? I'm looking to install NetBSD, not
> VMS and I don't have any VMS systems on which to run PATCH. Microvax
> 2000 specs say it can sustain 3.3MB/s I/O, which has to be via the SCSI
> interface. So a SCSI emulator should be significantly higher performance
> than an MFM drive (either 30+ year old drive, or emulator).
> Web-searching shows a Sean O'Banion has burned the PROMs successfully; I
> haven't yet found other names.
> If someone is willing to burn at least one set of EPROMs for me, I'd pay for
> the service (either ship EPROMS, or pay for them).
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