Subject: An observation: 1.4 menued install
To: None <>
From: Bruce Lane <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/06/1999 15:52:20
	Setup: Same MicroVAX II I listed earlier with the exception that it is now
all-SCSI, using a Sigma RQD11S host adapter, firmware 1.73, a pair of
Micropolis 1588 SCSI drives (seen and emulated by the adapter as RA81's),
and a Wangtek QIC tape drive.

	Since I kept the RX50 floppy, I needed to keep my RQDX3 board in place. It
is at 172150, while the Sigma board is at the next address up for MSCP
devices (176034, I think ... I'd have to check).

	Translation: The RQDX3 is still the first MSCP device. Anyway, when I
tried using the menu option to set up the disk partitions on ra0, it went
through the motions but did not appear to write anything to the drive.

	I don't know if this has to do with the fact that the RQDX3 is the primary
device, while the Sigma is the secondary, or not. I will try swapping them
later on to see what happens.

	FWIW, I booted with 1.3.2, and used edlabel. It did its job just fine, and
labeled the disk as expected. I'm now booting with 1.4 to see if it will
now see the disk.

	Wish me luck! ;-)

Bruce Lane, Owner and head honcho, Blue Feather Technologies 
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