first step getting VAX 6000-400 booted ...

From: Gunther Schadow <>
Date: Wed Oct 24 15:11:12 2001

Chuck McManis wrote:
> At 08:56 AM 10/24/01, Gunther Schadow wrote:
> >I don't have the console dump on that, but the only error message
> >I recollect was:
> >
> >?3 Device I/O Error (or something very similar.)
> >
> >Would that be the appropriate response on an RA90 drive with
> >wiped-out media? My drive completed all tests, including the
> >spun-down and the spun-up tests (the latter includes disk
> >access tests.)
> Generally on MicroVAXen there is an error about NO SUCH FILE. Did you hear
> the disk seek when you tried it?

Among all the fanning and blowing and spinning, the disk
seek can be pretty faint. No, I did not hear the disk
seeking and it all went suspiciously quick. I may
not have proper connection between KDB50 and disk. The
disk shows both ports A and B enabled, and I'm connected
only to A. Is there any ordering of the 4 ports on the
KDB50 bulkhead that I need to know to get it right?


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