DG NOVA4/X runs

From: Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com>
Date: Mon Jan 31 14:03:39 2005

Well I just put a cord on it, plugged it in and powered on. No
smoke escaped.

The CPU passes self-test (no idea what it really checks, but it
alleges to be thorough) after I seated the memory board (I forgot
just how tough to seat the 15 in square DG boards are).

I can poke memory, registers, etc just fine. Took a bit to get the
console wired right (to minicom on a laptop, 9600/8/n/1) as the
sample cable (from the orig. install) was misleading.

The tape drive probably has a bad vacuum sensor; I'll look at it
Tuesday again. Might be cable fell off. It otherwise loads the
tape and one vac col does the right thing. Other functions seem to
work. I have a 2nd tape drive, not yet tested.

The disk (10 fixed, 10 removable) is not behaving right. Problem
with load/ready. Looks mechanically OK but I will do one more test
before the covers come off and the scope and DVM come out.

Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com>
Received on Mon Jan 31 2005 - 14:03:39 GMT

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