Booting a VAX 4000-500 from KFQSA SCSI.... ARRRRRGH!!!!!

From: Matthew Sell <>
Date: Thu Dec 27 16:01:27 2001


I'm getting conflicting information regarding the ability to boot the 4000
from SCSI devices attached to the KFQSA SCSI adapter. Some people say you
can't do it, some say they actually have done it.

I have a DEC RRD-43AA CD-ROM drive, and have it connected to an external
SCSI box with a cable from it to the KFQSA adapter. Onboard the 4000 are
two DSSI drives.

The 4000 is able to recognize and assign device identifiers to the ethernet
port and the two DSSI drives, but has no clue ragarding anything attached
to the SCSI (KZQSA) card.

Is there anything I need to do with the "VMB" to make it recognize the
CD-ROM drive, or am I missing a step?

I'm attempting to boot the 4000 from the CD-ROM and start the VMS 6
installation process.


         - Matt

Matthew Sell
On Time Support, Inc.
(281) 296-6066

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