Subject: Re: Unknown Hardware in VAX3500
To: Philipp Buehler <email@example.com>
From: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/11/1999 09:22:20
Philipp Buehler <email@example.com> 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.
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