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Re: DECstation Hardware

Subject: Re: DECstation Hardware
From: Karel van Houten <>
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 11:25:32 +0100 (MET)
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Hi Ian,

You wrote:
> My MIPS boxes are SGI Big Endian machines, but I have been offered some
> DECstation hardware for FREE, excpet for shipping costs.
> I was wondering if someone working on the DECStation ports could tell
> me what these are like, if they will run Linux yet, and if they are
> worth shipping. I know nothing about this hardware, so as much info as
> possible would be good :)
> 3 x Personal DEC station 5000/25
> 1 x Digital VAX station 4000 - 60
> 1 x DEC station 3100
> 2 x DEC station 2100
> 4 x DEC Storage Expansion (Disk)

As I told you in a private mail some time ago ;-),
all info about linux on DECStations can be found at:

The 5000/25 should work OK, the 2100/3100 might have some problems
with the current kernels.
The VAX station is not a MIPS cpu, but a vax.

Karel van Houten

The box said "Requires Windows 95 or better."
I can't understand why it won't work on my Linux computer. 

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