Subject: Re: Non-booting 4000/300
To: Chuck McManis <>
From: Douglas Meade <>
List: port-vax
Date: 02/11/2000 14:42:08

Do you have a graphics board in this machine?  It might be 
trying to send output to the graphics port.


On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Chuck McManis wrote:

> Here is a really weird one. 
> I've got a VAX 4000/300 with the Emulex UC-08 SCSI controller. I've got VMS
> installed on DUA1 and DUA2. I netbooted NetBSD and formatted DUA0 and then
> labelled and partitioned it, and installed all the files. Then I did a
> disklabel -B etc. Should be fine.
> Now when I type '>>>B DUA0' I get
> 2...
> -DUA0
> 1...0...
> and nada, zip, no banner from Boot at all! Very weird. It is almost as if
> it has decided to send the console off somewhere. (I see this on my VS3200
> where the VCB-02 does the boot sequence and then after the 0.. it switches
> to the serial port for the rest)
> Help, what I can I check? I've tried the 1.4.1 boot, the 1.4P boot and the
> boot.19991023 file from the kernels directory.
> --Chuck