[rescue] VAX hardware (wanted)

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Sun Jan 4 14:55:16 CST 2004

On Sunday, January 4, 2004, at 02:46 PM, Corey wrote:

> Greetings --
> Any list subscribers out there with old piles
> of VAX hardware? I recently acquired a VAX 3400
> on which I intend to install NetBSD and put up
> on to the net. The problem is that NetBSD does
> not support the integrated DSSI (a predecessor
> of SCSI) controller. Therefore, I either must
> hang SCSI drives off of the QBus SCSI controller
> (an ugly, inelegant fix) or find a QBus DSSI
> controller, which NetBSD will talk to. The
> part number is KFQSA-SG, which is the standard
> DEC QBus DSSI controller for the BA213 enclosure.
> If you have one to sell/trade/donate, kindly
> reply.

IMHO stick with the QBUS SCSI - they're like gold.
(As long as it's supported that is.)

Unless you _want_ to throw it away.  In that case
my shipping info is...  ;-)

> My last resort is to buy one from a DEC
> hardware dealer, but I would prefer to avoid
> that unpleasant option if possible.

Just keep looking.  E-Bay gets things like this from time to time among 
other places.
Just search for qbus - they come and go.

Mike Hebel

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