I recently purchased some used DECStations
includeing a DECStation 3100. It has 12MB Ram and the firmware revision is
KN01 V7.02. The model is PM20-A8. The processor looks like a MIPS
R200060-16. When it boots, diagnostics run from 7..6..5..4..3.. then a ??
with code F3 in the lights. Later, you are asked for the language and then
you get the double chevron prompt. Anyone know what this code
Also, I've tried to boot (with tftp) version
2.1.14 of lynux (from dec_vmlinux.2.1.14.test4 zip file) to no avail. The
first few lines of a lynux boot are displayed. After the "Linux
Version 184.108.40.206 (paul@slither) (gcc version 2.6.3) #329 Sun May 18 17:17 EST
1997" line is displayed I get an exception Vtr=UTLBM. Any ideas what
this means ? Chances are it's related to the error code F3, but don't
know. And perhaps the binary I was trying to boot was not a full blown
lynux kernel. Oh, I also have a floppy (SCSI diskette 3.5") and some
I also purchased a couple of the DECStation 5000/125 and
DECStation 5000/200 units. What is the pinout necessary to connect a
keyboard / mouse to the things ??
And finally, I also purchased several VAXes (a dirty word here
no doubt). Any one know of lynux for vax? (VAXstation 3100,
VAXStation 4000/60, MicorVAX).