[vcf-midatlantic] Trade / wish list for the Feb 26th swap meet?

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 18:59:54 UTC 2022

> On Jan 30, 2022, at 1:57 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>  Interestingly, there are TWO KA630/M7606 (MicroVAX-II) processor boards in those pictures.  Are they both installed in the machine?  If so, that won't work.

No just one. I don't recall which. The other was part of another system.

>> I tried to do the PXE boot-thing for VAX but was never able to make it all work together. I don't know if the floppy or tape drive work, prb. need some TLC.
>  A VAX will never, ever boot via PXE.  They can netboot via MOP, but setting that up is slightly fiddly. (but not too bad)

Yes, I meant MOP - that is why i said "PXE boot-THING" - i know it's not PXE but it's like it.... 

>> You may notice a Gesswein MFM emulator - that would _NOT_ be included, but it simply has an image of the HD that is included. The HD works and spun up, but I didn't want to put more wear on it.
>  The drive in that machine is an RD54, aka Maxtor XT-2190.  I think those things will probably live forever. ;) (as opposed to the RD53..)

OK, good to know. I sort of wanted an excuse to get the Gesswein, this was the only MFM system I have, so it got it :) Sometimes I'm more interested in the modern perhs. than the systems themselves....


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