[rescue] uVAX II funtimes
mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Wed Jul 29 12:10:41 CDT 2009
>> For now, instead of tackling a pile of 25 year old hard discs, I was
>> thinking I could netboot the MicroVax and operate it completely
>> diskless. I *believe* this is easy with NetBSD,
>> but I really want to try VMS.
I've never even tried to run VMS diskless, so I can't speak to that.
> Netbooting NetBSD on a MV II should be OK, but ssslllooowww.
It is. I have a netboot setup set up for my uV2 (between disks and
disk interfaces, I don't have enough disk for the thing to do anything
useful with). It's 1.4T - I haven't played with it since I tried
running anything newer - and is really really slow even by my
standards. There is also a problem in that it fails something like two
or three times, if old memory serves, during the ten days or so it
takes to do a build-of-the-world. (I no longer recall the details of
> The DEQNA may be unsupported by NetBSD...
No, at least not unless there's been a recent regression. My 1.4T
netboot setup uses a DEQNA.
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