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DECSystem 5000 model 240
codename 3MAX+
 
 
Introduction
This is a DECSystem 5000/240. We've got this firmware version,
KN03-AA V5.2b
 
Note. you should be able to connect a standard external SCSI CD player and/or writer.
 
Note. if your power supply is broken you can even use a standard PC one, the connectors are the same ! (harddrive rack pictured, without the original power supply)
 
Firmware usage
Ask for help,
?
 
Look for devices,
cnfg
and see what's connected to some SCSI controller device,
cnfg 0
 
Initialize the firmware,
init
 
 
Ultrix
To boot the Ultrix installation CD,
boot 0/rz4/vmunix
 
To boot the system,
boot 0/rz0/vmunix
Note. -a for autoboot
 
 
NetBSD
http://www.netbsd.org/ports/pmax/
http://www.netbsd.org/ports/pmax/install.html
http://www.netbsd.org/ports/pmax/faq.html
http://www.netbsd.org/ports/pmax/models.html
 
 
References
http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/DECstation
http://www.phys.ufl.edu/docs/system/dunix.html
http://paulaxford.com/computer_collection/dec_5000/index.htm
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/network/hist-mhc/260.html
 

Last update: Aug 19, 2013