Vaxstation 3100 - I have console access
Bryan C. Everly
bryan at bceassociates.com
Thu Feb 18 08:14:13 CST 2016
Thanks for the email. My challenge is that this machine has a floppy and a
SCSI drive (both appear to be cabled correctly when I open things up) and
yet neither show up when I do a "show device" from the console.
>>> show device
VMS/VMB ULTRIX ADDR DEVTYP NUMBYTES RM/FX WP DEVNAM REV
------- ------ -------- ------ -------- ----- -- ------ ---
ESA0 SE0 08-00-2B-16-58-20
Therefore, when I issue a "boot" command, it's trying to boot from the
network and not from the floppy I currently have inserted.
Any ideas on troubleshooting I can do to determine why it isn't seeing
things on the SCSI bus? (I'm assuming this is a SCSI floppy - please let
me know if I'm incorrect in that assumption.)
On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 5:30 AM, Peter Coghlan <cctalk at beyondthepale.ie>
> > Hi everyone. I'm hoping that one of the VAX experts out there can help
> > figure out how to get my 3100 booting. I managed to cobble together the
> > necessary cabling and was able to run a "TEST 50" from the serial
> > Unfortunately my Google-fu isn't sufficient to help me figure out what
> > results mean. Here is what I'm getting below. Any ideas where my
> > lies?
> > >>> test 50
> > KA42-A V1.3
> > ID 08-00-2B-16-58-20
> > MONO 0000.0001
> > ? CLK 0000.0005
> > NVR 0000.0001
> > ? DZ 0000.4001
> > 00000001 00000001 00000001 00004001 00000000 00000000
> > MEM 0010.0001
> > 01000000
> > MM 0000.0001
> > FP 0000.0001
> > IT 0000.0001
> > SYS 0000.0001
> > 8PLN 0000.0001 V1.3
> > NI 0100.0001
> > >>>
> Hi Bryan,
> This looks pretty good. There are no double question marks which would
> indicate possibly more serious failures.
> ? CLK suggests the time of year clock is not set because the battery is
> (I suggest removing the battery before it leaks.)
> ? DZ usually means that one of the serial ports could not be tested (the
> you have the console terminal connected to).
> The other results are all good.
> What happens when you give it a BOOT command?
> Peter Coghlan.
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