RZ56 Help needed

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Fri Dec 3 15:16:53 1999

>I hope this is on topic, it can't be far off ;=)
>I am trying to install NetBSD on my MicroVAX 3100. I would like to
>install it on the RZ56 which is in its own expansion box. The problem,
>or so I am told, is that the drive as it is needs to be told to spin up
>and NetBSD doesn't do that.
>It has been suggested that there might be a jumper to tell it to spin up
>automatically. Does anyone here know if that is the case, and if so,
>where it is?

Just tell the machine to boot off the RZ56, it should spin it up, and then
fail to boot. I use this method with a 3rd party drive on a AlphaStation

Where I've got real problems is with my PDP-11/73 and /44 if I've got DEC
two RZ56's hooked up. They'll spin up the first drive, but not the second.

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