[rescue] VMS for VAXstation

David Brownlee abs at absd.org
Mon Jul 29 10:37:56 CDT 2013

On 29 July 2013 15:30, Scott Quinn <saquinn624 at aol.com> wrote:
> Note that for VAXstation 3100s (and other early small SCSI VAXes) you need to
> have a system drive smaller than 1.07GB
> for VMS because VMS doesn't do partitions and the VAXstation 3100 VMB firmware
> only does 6-byte SCSI commands.
> *BSD will work as long as the root partition is kept to 1GB or smaller.

<minor pedant alert>
For BSD its the partition with the kernel (and boot loader unless you
are particularly baroque), which is usually the root filesystem but
can be otherwise - for example if you have a pair of disks and want to
have a RAID1 root filesystem larger than 1G :)
Mmmmm software RAID on a VAX...
</minor pedant alert>

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