Need help in figuring out what to bid on DEC

From: Jim Arnott <>
Date: Thu Mar 29 14:57:42 2001

It's been a number of years, but assuming that they're running VMS, I
believe that you can invoke the formatter, FMT, and format the drives
just by specifing the drive ID. ie.

R FMT <cr>
FMT> DU0:<cr>


You *will* have to come up with a terminal and a serial cable. Any VT
series should do the trick, however, a VT100 or 101 would probably be
best in that they're the default term. Another concern is the OS, it
would be a shame to have to remove it when removing the apps and data.

Might be that your best course of action is to find someone locally who
speaks VMS and bribe them to accompany you. That way you might be able
to retain some of the OS while assuring the property admin type that
he's not giving away the farm.

Jim Arnott
Received on Thu Mar 29 2001 - 14:57:42 BST

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