Subject: Re: When it rains VAXen it pours VAXen....(:+}}...
To: Erno Palonheimo <>
From: NetBSD Bob <>
List: port-vax
Date: 10/13/2000 12:42:18
> > It is the dilogic scsi controller.
> > 
> > How is the formatting supposed to be done?  I don't have any of the
> > diagnostic tapes that I can lay hands on, although somewhere I am
> > supposed to have one from an MVI.
> You must access the scsi controller "console", which can be done in
> two ways... The other way involves using the console ribbon cable, and
> plugging that onto the 10-pin connector on the scsi card instead of
> the usual place at the cpu module (if you have a MicroVAX II, that
> is). The way I prefer is to enter some console commands (I don't have
> the controller documentation here, but I can dig the commands from
> somewhere) and start the onboard diagnostics that way.

OK, I think this is the information I am needing.  I would prefer to
do it from the console via commands rather than having to wire up

> > I added a different cable (4 feet long rather than 12 feet long)
> > and added in a pair of RZ56's, for some testing.
> > 
> > The original drive is ID0 and Ultix or NetBSD calls that an RA80.
> > The RZ56's are ID1 and ID2, but, they are not recognized by
> > Ultrix or by NetBSD.
> > 
> > The drive lights light up on the boot testing, and it seems that
> > the drives spin up OK.  Any ideas what might be problematic in
> > not finding the added in drives?  It is close, but no ringers, yet.
> > Should I try non-DEC drives, such as Fujis or Maxtors instead?
> No, no, no... The problem isn't with your disks. The problem is that
> the card is basically a MSCP-to-SCSI "bridge". You have to set up
> "unit mapping" by using the "console" software on the card. For
> example, you can map SCSI ID's 4 and 5 to be known as DUA0 and DUA1 to
> the operating systems and the VMB. The card will report _only_ the
> drives with already-configured mappings to the operating systems and
> the VMB. (hope that made any sense :-)

OK, I see what is happening.  So, I guess I need the requisite info
to do this?  If anyone can point me to that, or nutshell reiterate
it, or copy me any appropriate manual bits, it would be highly