Setting up a VAXstation

Liam Proven lproven at
Mon Oct 1 12:38:28 CDT 2007

On 30/09/2007, Jason T <silent700 at> wrote:
> On 9/30/07, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
> > Is this likely to be correct? That a 3100/38 won't be able to boot
> > from CD? If it can, what sort of CD-ROM drive will I need? Do I need
> > the special 512KB block support that SPARCstations are supposed to
> > need? I have an old external Apple drive (CD300, I think) that I hope
> > will do, if I can come up with the right permutations of SCSI cables
> > to connect it...
> My 3100/30 boots fine off the Hobbyist VMS disc using my
> boots-anything Apple CD300 (aka Sony) drive.  It's the one with the
> removable trays, not built-in.  That drive has booted all the Vaxen,
> SGI, Suns and NeXT machines I have.  Painfully slow, but does the job.

Excellent news. Thanks for that!

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