More on VAXstation problem

From: Huw Davies <>
Date: Sun Nov 9 19:30:22 1997

At 07:59 PM 11/8/97 -0800, Zane H. Healy wrote:
>Well, I'm hoping someone can give me some advice on this, but thanks to
>extensive use of DejaNews I've a bad feeling I know what the problem is.
>Here is the boot sequence.
>{Asks to select Language}
>{Asks US or UK}
>Performin normal system tests.
> 7..6..5..4..3..
>Tests completed
>Loading system software.
> 2..
>?54 RETRY
> 2..
>When it's coming up it sounds like the HD spins up, and then as soon as it
>hits the "Loading system software" it sounds like it spins down.

Do you have more than one disk? One "interesting" possibility is that if
you have two RA style disks and they have the same id number, you'll see
this sort of behaviour. (The reason I know is that I had a 3500 with two
disks set to different ids (0 and 1) and the unit selector on disk 1
failed, giving me two 0's - hard to debug at the time...).

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Received on Sun Nov 09 1997 - 19:30:22 GMT

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