first step getting VAX 6000-400 booted ...

From: Gunther Schadow <>
Date: Sun Oct 28 12:08:44 2001

Carlini, Antonio wrote:

> >The specifications clearly say that you can do this:
> >
> >KDB50---->VAXbulkhead---->SA800bulkhead---->RA90
> >
> >and Geoff does this
> >
> >KDB50---->VAXbulkhead---->RA90.
> Does he? I recall him saying that he has
> an RA9x in the bottom of his 6000 but I
> do not recall him stating that he used
> an even number of cables to do this.

> AFAIK, *all* SDI cables are the same. Even never
> works, odd works if everything else is right.

O.K. thanks Antonio. I appreciate strong advice. I am
sure now that it is the cabling, i.e. my fault. Today
I'm going to sort out my tons of cables and am going
to find a cable with connector or something to put

BTW, my one drive I tried has passed all internal tests.
The second one I tried to put into operation caused a
fuse to blow out after it sucked some dust into its
air inlet. Need to get those drives cleaned more thorroughly
that were stored in the barn with those birds :-).

thanks much, I should get it to work now. At least that

makes the VMS boot quicker. Still don't know why the
TU81 isn't detected, but that's for later.


Gunther Schadow, M.D., Ph.D.          
Medical Information Scientist      Regenstrief Institute for Health Care
Adjunct Assistant Professor        Indiana University School of Medicine
Received on Sun Oct 28 2001 - 12:08:44 GMT

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