Setting up a VAXstation
lproven at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 12:36:50 CDT 2007
On 30/09/2007, Tim Shoppa <shoppa_classiccmp at trailing-edge.com> wrote:
> "Liam Proven" <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The two problems I don't currently have answers for are these.
> >  I don't have a suitable monitor cable.
> If you don't find one, you can still use a MMJ serial cable/console
> to boot it.
I don't own a serial terminal. I'd have to try to make a cable and
hook it to a PC and use a terminal emulator. Yet more complexity!
> >  Friends have commented to me that a VAX of this age won't be able
> > to boot from CD-ROM.
> It will, but you'll have to find a SCSI CD-ROM that supports 512 byte blocks.
Did I not mention that in my original post? :¬) Looking back I appear
to have put KB instead of B, but still...
> VAXcluster setup isn't hard but I've been doing it for decades and
> learned all the tricks in the first couple years, so maybe I'm
> not the guy to judge :-).
I've not touched a VMS prompt since about 1995 and even then I never
installed a machine or built a cluster. I did things like back it up,
clear out logfiles, add the odd user and reboot occasionally.
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