[rescue] Rescued: Vaxstation 3100
mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Mar 2 00:31:12 CST 2002
On March 2, Kenneth Dunn wrote:
> I just rescued a VAXStation 3100, (model: VS42A-BW). Some one in NZ
> posted on nz.comp that they had a Vax in my area free for removal, I was
> fortunate enough to have checked the newsgroup just a few minutes after
> the messages posting.
> It has 16MB RAM, SCSI and floppy interfaces, but missing brackets
> to mount harddrives. I'm going to put a bubble bag in the case and
> rest the hard drive on that and tape the hell out of everything (must
> be my Maori side showing). Any better ideas for a quick fix ? The
> floppy drive looks poked.
> Found out that there is a serial console/monitor-VT keyboard
> console selector when reading up on it at Vaxarchives, but I
> had to drill a hole to get access to the dip switch from outside
> the case.
> I downloaded NetBSD for Vax last night, which took a while on a
> 56K modem. Am just reading documentation on how to do a netboot
> install from a Linux box.
> Happy happy joy joy.
Kick ass! This isn't a screaming fast system, but they sure are
nice to work on. Good find.
St. Petersburg, FL "Less talk. More synthohol." --Lt. Worf
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