Ultrix for DECstations
witchy at binarydinosaurs.co.uk
Thu Nov 10 13:02:27 CST 2005
On 10/11/05 17:07, "Dan Williams" <williams.dan at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Decstation 3000 range where Alphas, they had a 21064 chip.
Not quite, alphas were never christened 'DECstations' - that moniker was
reserved for the MIPS-powered DECstation 2100, 3100, 5000 etc that only ran
Ultrix MIPS. The DEC 3000-300LX, 400, 500, 600 and 900 (?) were Alpha
powered machines using the same TURBOChannel bus as the top-end MIPS
DECstation 5000 range.
Somewhere in my DEC CD collection I've got OSF/1 T1.0 for MIPS boxen but
can't find it ATM. Bah.
Ultrix VAX was a different codebase I think, certainly for binaries.
I've got CDs for 4.2, 4.4 and 4.5 and they *may* be downstairs. I've got to
rifle through the whole lot for VAX VMS 7.1 for my VAX 6660 installation
next week so I'll have a look for the Ultrix ones too.
(The only load media on this big-iron VAX is a TZ887 tape library so I'm
going to install VMS onto the boot disk by plugging it into a VAX 3100-90
with a BA350 storage shelf then all I have to do is put that disk into the
6660's HSJ50-powered storage array and boot it......try doing THAT on any
other OS :oD VMS is VMS is VMS.....)
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