Subject: Re: VAX knobs and buttons...
To: Gunther Schadow <>
From: Brian Chase <>
List: port-vax
Date: 05/28/2001 23:09:58
On Tue, 29 May 2001, Gunther Schadow wrote:

> > Yup, got an honest-to-goodness VT-220 plugged in.  I can POST, but I'm
> > having trouble booting VMS (all that's on the drives, AFAIK),  Keep
> > getting `Not an I/O adapter' or some such.  She's not seeing all the BI
> > cards, either.  The 8 port async card is missing, for one, and a few
> > others.  I dunno which ones, tho.  Perhaps I twisted a cable when I was
> > reassembling her.
> I guess I still don't understand what "POST" means. Haven't
> encountered that term in the manual.

POST == Power-On Self-Test, IIRC from IBM terminology.  Though it may be
used in other circles.