Stu Allen wrote:
> Greetings all. This note is really for Paul; I believe he said he'd only
> be reading the list and not his personal mail.
> Anyways. In my basement "office" I still have a little DECsystem 5100 which
> is _dying_ to be running Linux. Unfortunately, I have little detailed
> technical information on the box, and the last test kernel blows up shortly
> after loading, probably because the PROM routines to output to the console are
> different. I'd be happy to take a stab at modifying what's out there already
> but without info on those routines it seems pretty hopeless.
> I believe at one time "Mad Dog" was working on getting us documentation from
> DEC. Did that effort ever bear fruit? If not, is there _anyone_ who has
> this info? (Maybe the Ultrix source code??)
MD and I never managed to connect whilst I was in Boston late last year,
and I gather from him that the doco for the 5100 is even harder to find than
that for the 5000's as the 5100's were produced by a small group within
DEC, and hardly any of them were ever made!
> So, do I give up on this thing, and trash it? Or should I wait (and hope!)
> a little longer?
I would perhaps wait a little longer if you can afford the storage space.
Perhaps we should take another peek at BSD... do you have *any* doco for
the thing? Maybe we should make a plea on the comp.sys.dec newsgroup to
see if any DEC or ex-DEC people have doco??
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