Questions - Universe/68, HP-9134A,VT420 composite video
david_comley at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 18 08:36:44 CDT 2005
--- "Joe R." <rigdonj at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
> >- HP 9134A: The unit is appears on the HPIB bus but
> >doesn't identify itself correctly. From the HP64000
> >side I get a 'NO DISC' error when I try to format
> I don't know about the 64000 but the HP9000 200s
> and 300s display a list
> of drives during bootup. Does the 64000 do that and
> does it show the drive?
When you boot the 64000 off the first two diskettes in
the operating system set, it checks the HP-IB for any
devices attached. If there are no devices attached,
you get instructions displayed that state that AMIGO
devices - and it names the 9134A - need to be set as
address 0. With the drive attached at 0 , it reports
the 64000 itself, and an unrecognized device at
> On a 200 or 300 if you press any key druing boot it
> will stop the system
> from booting an OS but it will go through the search
> for drives and display
> a list of drives and OSs.
I have a untried 9000/300 unit that I picked up last
year. Perhaps I could try using that to test with.
Will a 9000/300 try to boot without a keyboard
attached ? Of course it would hard to press a key to
stop the boot sequence without having a keyboard
> Is this one of the old wide biege units or one of
> the newer square white
> ones? >
It's the big beige unit. There's no fault light on it,
just the power light and the disk activity light.
Just to see what would happen, I hooked it up to an
HP-1631 and went through the Storage menu to see what
it detected on the bus. I can see the activity light
coming on when the 1631 tries to access the unit.
> I have a couple of those cards and I'm pretty
> sure that I have the
> manual and software SOMEWHERE but I have no idea if
> I can find it. If you
> ind them from another source, let me know.
The Zia Tech unit is less of a card and more of a
programmer's panel sort of device. It has a couple of
rows of switches and lights that correspond to the
data lines and some of the HP-IB commands. It doesn't
seem to have any address setting capability on the
outside of the box. Maybe there's a DIP switch inside
or something. Looks fun though.
Do you Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Mail - 250MB free storage. Do more. Manage less.
More information about the cctalk