Subject: Re: About critters...
To: NetBSD Bob <>
From: Pierre-Michel Ricordel <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/25/2000 23:22:16
> What Pierre-Michel has, and now I'm _really_
> confused about, is a BA440 cabinet. In this cabinet the DSSI drives are
> held in little carriers that plug into the backplane of the top (you can
> slide them in and out). The carrier has a cover that includes a unit plug
> and ready/write protect switches for the drive.


> Since his has no cable, and works, mine should work without a cable as
> well. But so far I've not gotten it to. I'm going to take apart the top to
> see if somehow the top backplane is disconnected or something.

I think so. Have you checked the green LED terminator, and did the
drives have the little Id keys plugged into the drives front ?

What exactly is your problem ? Did the drives spin-up ?
Did you see the drives at the >>> prompt ? Did you try to boot VMS ?

Now I just wonder what role this M9715 interface card plays, if nothing
is plugged on it.
This funky card is almost empty, with 60(!) 2W resistors in parallel and
some power regulators. A heating card for cold winters ???  :-)