Subject: VAX 4000/400
To: None <>
From: Brian Hechinger <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/22/2001 12:47:56

it never occured to me to try and boot off of the HDD to see if there was
anything there i was so gung-ho about getting NetBSD on the thing. :)

KA675-A V4.8, VMB 2.12
Performing normal system tests.
Tests completed.
Loading system software.
No default boot device has been specified.

Available devices.
-DIA0 (RF31)
-MUA0 (TK50)
-EZA0 (08-00-2B-1D-D9-49)

Device? [EZA0]: DIA0

(BOOT/R5:0 DIA0)


   VAX/VMS Version V5.5-2   Major version id = 1 Minor version id = 0

Please enter date and time (DD-MMM-YYYY HH:MM):

but no matter what i try to enter, i always get this error:

invalid date/time

so how do i get the time/date into this thing, or, at least, how do i get it
past this point?  i think it's time to check the rest of the drives now. 
although the /300 with the 4x1GB DSSI disks has a sticker to the effect that
the drives have been wiped prior to leaving the place, so i don't have much
hope for them.

ANYWAY, i would love to be able to fart around with VMS for a while, so if
anyone has any suggestions, let me know.



ps: could i possibly get this thing running and us it to MOP boot the other
machines?  that would be awsome.