healyzh at aracnet.com
Sat Jul 30 10:55:23 CDT 2016
> On Jul 30, 2016, at 8:19 AM, Douglas Taylor <dj.taylor4 at comcast.net> wrote:
> I have a couple of Viking (TD Systems) scsi controllers which is what I am thinking of using. I have some S-Box SCSI controllers then may come in handy.
> I like the idea of VMS 5.5 just to restore the system back to its former glory.
I think we’ve discussed your Viking boards before. I think they’ll work just fine, but in all honestly, I’ve never tried. Viking boards are all in PDP-11’s. :-) The reason I suggest 5.5-2 is that you can get a decent TCP/IP stack for it, AND, it’s requirements are low enough to work well on a MicroVAX II. In fact it’s what I tend to prefer to run on VAXen. Having said that, I’d like to get a v4.x system up and running at some point. My MicroVAX III was running 4.something when I got it. I booted it up, played around, powered it down, and the RD53 wouldn’t power back up. I’ve been kicking myself for about 18 years for not grabbing a backup when I first powered it on!
If you can get a copy of the Hobbyist V1 CD-ROM, it’s well worth the effort. It has v5 and I think v6, as well as a lot of freeware. IIRC though, it lacks layered products.
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