Setting up a VAXstation
ploopster at gmail.com
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.
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