VAXstation 3100 and DecWindows
RodSmallwood at mail.ediconsulting.co.uk
Sat Apr 19 00:41:48 CDT 2008
I have recently restored a VAXStation 3100. The 200Mb drive was replaced
by a 1.05Gb (that's the biggest boot drive size)
I made up a cable to connect a colour monitor to the 15Way plug on the
3100. Switch on and it ran the diagnostics and gave the
familiar three chevron prompt. T 75 reformats the drive. (takes forever)
I used the second drive position to connect a RRD-42 CD drive and booted
from my VAX -VMS hobbyists disk.
I then loaded VAX-VMS 7.3. So far so good. It works just fine.
Now for my ultimate goal; load and run DECWindows. I ran the install as
per the manual
(that's a book that tells you everything you don't need to know and
nothing that you do).
It completed. I then ran the IVP as per instructions. Its at this point
that the book is a
bit ambiguous. its not clear how to tell if the system is a work station
or a server and
how to start up DECWindows from a VMS $ prompt in either case.
If anybody has installed and run DECWindows on a 3100 under VMS 7.3
I'd be very pleased hear how they did it from the point where DECWindows
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