anyone do vaxstation repairs?
dgahling at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 24 09:32:35 CST 2008
I'll check out SIMH.
actually my Linux system claims it can read a vms drive. that'd be rather interesting.
as for the password, yes I know the routine, except the stubborn system doesnt want to accept it.
I follow all the steps, run authorize, change the password.
but when i try to login with it, it says its not correct.
2 possibilities, either the license is no good (its a new one), they put the units=0 which bothers me.
or the pwdchange=pre-expired is the culprit.
> From: dave06a at dunfield.com
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 07:02:18 -0500
> Subject: Re: anyone do vaxstation repairs?
>> anyone do or know of anyone doing repairs on vaxstations?
>> is this a lost art, and I should just buy another one off ebay or what?
>> I'd love to find someone who did hardware repairs/engineering for dec or still knows the stuff.
> Hi Dan,
> Any chance you ever got up to Ottawa?
> I'm not a DEC repair guy, but I'm pretty good with these kinds of things, and I'd
> be happy to take a look at the systems for you.
> Re: Recovering your data... I'd probably install a fresh VMS on one of the working
> VAXen, and then mount your drive after the system is booted. I've found that booting
> a drive from one system on another doesn't always work all that well - depending on
> what hardware specific drivers are being loaded. Another thing you could do is read
> it into an image and access it under SIMH.
> PS: You mentioned a "password problem" - it's not hard to recover the password on
> a VMS system when you have access to the hardware console...
> dave06a (at) Dave Dunfield
> dunfield (dot) Firmware development services & tools: www.dunfield.com
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