Subject: formatting with VS2000
To: None <port-vax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Bobart <>
List: port-vax
Date: 02/01/1997 00:44:23
I have been reading this list for some time and I have started to work on
making my VAXen useful. Here is my situation:

I have a VS 3500 with a RA70 that spins up but then makes a weird
"spitting" noise (how descriptive). I also have 2 VS 2000's that are
screaming to be used as disk formatters. So....

I have the RA70 attached to one VS 2000 and powered up. Test 70 and Test 71
are both commands that are useful, but not if you have no other info (and I
have none). Test 70 would yield:

KA410-A RDRXfmt

VSfmt_QUE_unitno (0-2) ?		(pretty obvious choices here)

If I type 2 for example I get ....

(1=RX33) ?

I know nothing about the RA70 other than its formatted capacity. What do I
type here? What commands are useful with the VS 2000 console to give me
information about the computer cause "help h ?" aren't very helpful. Boot
is a given, but that definitely won't work. So, any advice would be

Thanks in advance.
-Dave Bobart

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