Subject: Re: disks on a 4000/600A or 700A
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thomas Dzubin <email@example.com>
Date: 04/08/2003 10:08:27
Son of a gun! It works! I had given up on using my DSSI disks at all so
I stuck SCSI cards in all of my QBUS machines.
Much Thanks to Chuck McManis for this seemingly simple pointer.
I've got six 4000-200s (but only one lousy KFQSA) in my basement
Yay! Another machine to run NETBSD on!
(anybody got any spare KFQSAs they want to sell me? (or trade: I've got a
spare PDP 11/34 data paths (M7265) board that I don't want))
Hmmm...maybe I should take this conversation to the classiccmp.org mailing
Saskatoon, Calgary, or Vancouver CANADA
On Mon, 7 Apr 2003, Lyle Bickley wrote:
> Ah-ha - So the KFQSA is to DSSI what the Emulex UC06/07 is to SCSI, i.e., they
> both support MSCP and are compatible with VAXen and NetBSD...
> On Monday 07 April 2003 12:06, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > On Monday, April 7, 2003, at 02:56 PM, Lyle Bickley wrote:
> > > I've been following this conversation with interest as I, too, have a
> > > number
> > > of DSSI drives in a couple of VAXEN's. I also happen to have a spare
> > > KFQSA
> > > (M7769). Are there docs somewhere that describe setup, configuration,
> > > etc.?
> > > Any ROM changes required?
> > It should work as-is...just plug it in, cable it up, and go.
> > > Do you happen to know why the KFQSA is supported and not the "native"
> > > DSSI
> > > controller?
> > The KFQSA is supported because it speaks MSCP and uses the same
> > driver as many other controllers like the UDA50/KDA50, RQDXn, etc. The
> > onboard DSSI interface on some VAX CPUs is not accessed in this manner.
> > -Dave