[TUHS] How to install 4.3BSD Quasijarus on VAXStation 4000 VLC?

Henry Bent henry.r.bent at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 02:33:57 AEST 2021

The support just plain isn't there.  There isn't anything in src/sys/vax
for any 4000 machine, there isn't LANCE ethernet support in src/sys/vaxif,
I don't see any mention of any 53C* SCSI controllers anywhere in the source
tree, etc.  As Hans said, you're stuck with the older big iron and the
older MicroVAXes.  Heck, even adding support for the 4000/200 (still a pure
Q-Bus machine) looks like it would be a fair amount of work.


On Wed, 28 Apr 2021 at 12:23, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:

> Henry - any idea is you add:   cpu             "VAX4000"
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 12:17 PM Henry Bent <henry.r.bent at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Wed, 28 Apr 2021 at 12:01, Hans Rosenfeld <
>> rosenfeld at grumpf.hope-2000.org> wrote:
>>> Are you sure that 4.3BSD Quasijarus supports running on a 4000VLC, or
>>> utilizing SCSI devices? Last time I looked it didn't support anything
>>> newer than the pure QBus MicroVAXen and VAXstations, and the only SCSI
>>> devices supported were those on MSCP-to-SCSI controllers.
>> Indeed, on Quasijarus the GENERIC config file only supports (see
>> https://github.com/abs0/4.3BSD-Quasijarus/blob/main/sys/conf/GENERIC.vax
>> ):
>> cpu             "VAX8600"
>> cpu             "VAX8200"
>> cpu             "VAX780"
>> cpu             "VAX750"
>> cpu             "VAX730"
>> cpu             "VAX630"
>> cpu             "VAX650"
>> I think the only Unix to ever support the VLC was NetBSD, or maybe some
>> versions of OpenBSD did too?
>> -Henry
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