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

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Jan 30 19:21:45 UTC 2022

On 1/30/22 2:17 PM, Andrew Diller wrote:
> My dream was to get Ultrix on this MV. After the huge pita time i had getting it on just a Personal Decstation5000/25, and the MOP failures I sort of gave up. Now there is way to much SGI work in the time I have to do this, and I'll never do anything on this MV. So it gettin swapped!

   Doing net installs on DEC hardware is way too much hassle.  Your best 
bet (for next time) is to beg/borrow/steal a Qbus SCSI host adapter, set 
it up as your first MSCP controller (772150), move your existing 
controller up to the secondary address (760334), boot from a CDROM on 
the Qbus SCSI adapter and do the install.  Then, change /etc/fstab 
entries as required, shut down, move your first MSCP controller back 
down, pull the SCSI host adapter, and boot from your newly-created disk.

   It's not as bad as it sounds.  I've done many installs this way.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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