[rescue] rescue projects VAX-4000/500, DEC PDP-8e, DEC PDP-11/44, etc...
isaac at pobox.com
Wed Sep 8 12:12:05 CDT 2004
The last versions of Digital UNIX (okay, tru64 if you must) that
supported the DEC 3000/500S are 5.0a and 4.0G - the latter appears to
have more current support as 5.0a had a short life before 5.1 was
released. You may find 4.0G to be more comfortable on the 3000. A
hobbyist license for tru64 is $100, IIRC.
NetBSD will work, but on the serial console only. Linux won't run on
TURBOchannel Alphas at all. The DEC 3000 is a fine machine, and I
recommend trying to pick up Digital UNIX to tease out its full
On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, Mark G. Thomas wrote:
> - Alpha 3000-500S. It seems to work, but having just forked out $35 or so
> for OpenVMS VAX media, I'm not sure I want to do the same for the Alpha
> media. This might be more interesting if I could use the video/keyboard
> console, and I even have a LK-whatever keyboard, but I'm lacking an
> adapter cable and mouse. I've got OSF media and keys -- version 3.0
> or so, but it's not y2k happy. It looks like this OS is now tru64,
> but unlike with Suns and Solaris, it doesn't look like I can just go
> and download current OS from a web site. NetBSD might be the way to
> go, but then again, I can run NetBSD on just about anything, so why
> this machine...
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