[rescue] Digital server 7000r

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Dec 13 14:13:15 CST 2002

On Friday, December 13, 2002, at 05:10 AM, Gavin Hubbard wrote:
> I recently found an interesting local 'computer recycler' that has a 
> <insert expletive> amount of amazing used gear.
> 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 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.

   So is anyone else thinking of moving to New Zealand?


Dave McGuire           "I'll send you adapters to go both ways."
St. Petersburg, FL                          -Bill Bradford

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