HP3000/917LX available in Vacaville

Stan Sieler sieler at allegro.com
Sun Sep 29 18:04:25 CDT 2019

HP3000-L is a mailing list for people using, or interested in, the HP 3000
computer from Hewlett-Packard.
Created when it was still on sale, now, it's an antique ... but there are a
lot of them out there being used by various companies.
One company I know has over one THOUSAND users log on every day.

At one point, HP3000-L and comp.sys.hp.mpe were mirrors of each other, but
I suspect the link between the two is long gone.

If you want to look at posts to it, or subscribe, or search it:

There are about 340+ subscribers.

Note: HP3000-L may be going away in the near-medium future, probably to be
replaced by a google group.
(The site hosting hundreds of mailing lists is moving to a new server, new
listserv program, and is trying to
cull lists that no longer have a connection with their university, and
HP3000-L falls into that category.)


On Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 7:48 AM David Collins <davidkcollins2 at gmail.com>

> “3000-L” ?  Is that another group?
> > On 29 Sep 2019, at 9:27 am, Stan Sieler via cctalk <
> cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> >
> > Lee writes:
> >
> >> This is a *very* nice entry-level HP3000/MPE system based on PA-RISC
> >> architecture. But one note - the 917 had the soldered TOD battery on the
> >> motherboard, vs. the FRU TOD battery in the later 918. Not a reason to
> skip
> >> if you are interested in this machine.
> >
> >
> > True, there's been some discussion of that over on HP3000-L.
> >
> > IIRC, it's still possible to boot even if the battery is dead ...
> > boot to the ISL> prompt, run clkutil, set the date, then exit to ISL>,
> > then run 'START'.
> >
> > Stan

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