[rescue] Digital server 7000r

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Fri Dec 13 11:43:54 CST 2002

> Among other treasures (e.g. Sequent xeon quads, VAX7000, Sun D1000s etc) I found a pile of Alpha equipment. There are two AS4100s, a DEC 7000r, three PWS 500a, a DEC server 1000, and one other smaller server (1200?).

> The DEC 7000r in particular caught my eye. The part number is 7305-6533A and the model is FR-PD03A-B9. This one has 4 x 533MHz EV56, 512MB, plus assorted SCSI and ethernet cards in a curious 'back-to-front' chassis (3 PSUs at front?). It doesn't seem to have any skins though.

The 7000 is an NT-only 4100.

> The owner of the company seems to think that it will run NT only and has priced it at ~300USD accordingly. Is this a reasonable price? I'm tempted to buy it anyway - but is he right about it only supporting NT? I'd like to run Debian if possible, but I'm having trouble finding info about this particular model.

You can make the 7000 run OpenVMS with the nvram hack.

If you don't want it, I'll pay you to ship it to me.  That
goes for the 4100s as well.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net
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