Re: VS2000 db50 external drive cable --- can old sun3 cable be used?
Chuck McManis <cmcmanis <at> mcmanis.com>
2003-03-06 01:43:48 GMT
Pretty cool, and since RD54's seem to fetch $200+ on Ebay quite a deal
I ran Ultrix on my VS2000 until it was adopted by another Vax enthusiast.
You can _talk_ to other devices on the SCSI bus but in order to boot from
them you need a ROM patch.
At 08:23 PM 3/5/03 -0500, Robertdkeys <at> aol.com wrote:
>Being not the timid kind..... I tried the sun 3 scsi cable.
>It works! The silly box has 6mb of ram and the two
>RD54's, and tk50. Not much of a box, but something
>to try to use as the slowest vax in the world.....(:+}}...
>(Actually, at 0.9 vup, it will be similar to a KA630, from
>what I can tell, and not as slow as an 11/750 or 11/730).
>Does anyone know which garden varieties of NetBSD
>are actually known to boot from tk50 and work on an
>MFM VS2000 crate? I remember there was a time
>when that capability was lost, not too long ago.
>Also, what is the status of using other than the tk50z
>(i.e., scsi HD's) on the scsi bus of the 2000 crate?
>Anyone actually running an MV/VS 2000 box?