formatting an RD54 with on a pdp11/73

Heinz Wolter h.wolter at sympatico.ca
Tue Mar 29 14:47:19 CST 2005


M8190, 2 megs ram, rqdx3 controller..
booted Jonathon E.'s modified vtserver to run boot.dd and
the  ZRQCH0.BIN  dumped in E11 from  xxdp25.rl02 pathed for boot.dd..
then tried to format a proper (sadly prev. PC formatted) RD54
on an M9058 distrib. card (one drive, DS set to DS3, and terminated)
(I've also got all  4WP/drive ready switches/leds attached but none show
activity on bootup.. so it looks like  ZRQCH0  never even talks
to the RD54)

ZRQC SYS FTL ERR  00006 ON UNIT 00 TST 001 SUB 000 PC: 105742
Fatal Controller Error During Initialization.

ZRQC SYS FTL ERR  00006 ON UNIT 00 TST 001 SUB 002 PC: 105742
Fatal Controller Error During Initialization.

ZRQC EOP    1
    2 TOTAL ERRS    

Anyone know what these error messages below  mean? Am I using
the wrong image for an RQDX3 - maybe  ZRQCH0.BIN wants an RQDX2?
I googled around, looked on bitsavers but couldn't find any explanation.
damn - I wish I had a qbus scsi controller or at least a vaxstation2000!
Anybody up to putting an IDE drive ON QBUS via a DRV11?
Regards
heinz



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