On Mon, Mar 06, 2000 at 01:09:34AM +0000, Niall wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Mar 2000, Kenn Humborg wrote:
>> > Anyone in the Galway area got a SCSI cdrom that I could borrow?
> > It would need to support 512-byte blocks, but I don't know how
> > you'd figure out if a drive does this or not (bar actually trying
> > it).
>> Come on, Kenn, fess up - what old pile of garbage are you trying to boot
> now ? I've been down that road with Suns, but I doubt you're trying to use
> anything as modern as, say, an IPX :-)
I've got a VAXstation 3100 Model 76, which has a SCSI interface built-in.
I've got two external SCSI disks, one blank and one with an old MIPS
Ultrix installation. I've got a SCSI TK50 external tape drive. And
I've got a VMS installation CD.
Now, how do I install VMS? Two ways:
1. Borrow a CD-ROM drive.
2. Connect the TK50 to my linux box and try copying the installation kit
to a bunch of tapes. (Don't know if this will work. Can Linux create
ANSI-labelled tapes?) Then install from tape. Will take forever.
I probably should try option 2 so that I can say I've been there, done
that and made a T-shirt.
But option 1 sounds so much easier...
Now to figure out why the ethernet self-test is failing. Argghh!
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