Setting up a VAXstation

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at
Wed Oct 3 12:50:15 CDT 2007

Zane H. Healy wrote:
>>> My 3100/30 boots fine off the Hobbyist VMS disc using my
>>> boots-anything Apple CD300 (aka Sony) drive.
>> You got there first :-) Pulls of drives from old Apple systems seem 
>> like a good bet - I've used a few on various machines which need a 512 
>> byte block size. I normally use an Apple CD600, but it isn't quite 
>> perfect - some SGI systems don't like it for some reason (others do, 
>> as does everything non-SGI I've hooked it up to)
> I've had very good luck with an external Panasonic 4x CD-ROM drive I 
> purchased new in '95 for my PowerBook 520c.  It has worked on everything 
> I've connected it to.  I've used it on both a Mac and PC laptop, and on 
> numerous DEC, SUN, and Amiga systems.  My only SGI systems have built in 
> CD-ROM's.  Another likely source would be old Sun Hardware.

I use Toshiba XM-4101s, the third-height one.

Peace...  Sridhar

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