Subject: Re: Unknown Hardware in VAX3500
To: Philipp Buehler <>
From: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/11/1999 09:22:20
Philipp Buehler <> writes:

> TOY ?

Time-Of-Year.  Sorry -- should have said so at once.

> What happens, if this pack is dismounted or discharged?

The machine always asks what operator language to use at power-on, and
will not retain boot configuration information.  Also, the clock will
not run, so the OS will always complain that its date/time is bogus,
and suggest that you set it correctly.  If you use ntpdate/xntpd, this
is no problem, of course.

Replacing the NiCd pack is easy -- and if you can't get a pack that
matches the exact physical dimensions, you just use longer leads and
stick it somewhere nearby with double sided tape or something.

Give the existing NiCd pack a couple of days with power on before
giving up on it, though.

Popularity is the hallmark of mediocrity.  --Niles Crane, "Frasier"