first step getting VAX 6000-400 booted ...

From: Peter C. Wallace <>
Date: Wed Oct 24 18:22:48 2001

On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Carlini, Antonio wrote:

> >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
> My recollection of RA9x drives is that when
> you transition them to RUN (either by hitting
> the button or as a result of host action) they
> is a clear "thunk".
> >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?
> The order of the 4 KDB50 connections is
> essentially meaningless. It certainly does not
> determine device naming or whatever.
> The A/B port stuff also matters very little.
> If your KDB50 is connected to port A, then
> port A needs to be enabled and B is
> irrelevant. Or vice versa.
> Antonio

Something I remember on RA81s is that you have to go from
controller --> cable --> bulkhead connector --> cable --> disk

if you go directly from controller to disk, you end up with pins swapped
and things dont work (but nothing hurt)

Peter Wallace
Received on Wed Oct 24 2001 - 18:22:48 BST

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