Subject: RE: VS2000 and SCSI - it works!
To: Anders Magnusson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Back <email@example.com>
Date: 06/30/1999 15:13:04
For anyone feeling adventurous with their VS/uVAX 2000.. A guy on
comp.os.vms, Wolfgang Moeller has created a patch for the system ROMs. This
patch allows booting from SCSI disks as 'DK' type devices and perhaps from
CDROM also. You need to read your ROMs from OpenVMS , patch the images and
then burn new ROMs from the images. The utilities for reading ROMs and the
patches are available from ftp.gwdg.de. He did post details on comp.os.vms
so I don't think he'll mind me passing the information on. He also has a MOP
loadable image that will then boot from SCSI and an image that can be put on
a MFM disk which will load then boot from SCSI.
Id be interested to hear how anyone gets on with this software, Im sure
Wolfang would too (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Any pointers for getting 1.4 installed on a SCSI disk in my uVAX2K? Id like
to try booting from SCSI with the aid of Wolfgang's "ROM patch" loaded via
MOP! If that works it's just a matter of finding someone who can burn me
some new ROMs...
ftp.gwdg.de has ka410w_v23_rom-0013.patch in directory pub/vms/pk2k/preview/
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
Of Anders Magnusson
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: VS2000 and SCSI - it works!
> Dear mailinglist,
> just opened my VS2000, removed the RD54, installed a RZ26, connected
> it to the tape controller and....
> IT REALLY WORKS!
> The RZ25 gets probed, I just labeled it and right now I'm newfs'ing
> this beast. sysinst doesn't work correctly (i.e. it won't let me
> install packages), but this isn't all that bad. Hey, if everything
> goes fine, a "B MUA0" should bring up my box from the SCSI-disk...
Well, I doubt that it will boot from SCSI disk: It just isn't supported
by the VS2000 SRM. You will have to load the boot program and kernel
from some other media.