Subject: RE: VMS tutorial
To: None <>
From: Carlini, Antonio <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/22/2001 23:33:18
Brian Hechinger wrote:

>does anyone have the URL to a good "Intro to VMS for the End User" as well
>a good "Intro to VMS for the Fool Stupid Enough to Admin a VAX"

>also, i added two of the 1GB disks just to fart around.  the one goes "chug
>chug chug" every once in a while, even though as far as i can tell it isn't
>being used (not that i have a huge clue about VMS remember) so i offlined
>is this the HDD drive telling me something is wrong?

Many hard drives of that period do this - it's almost certainly
thermal recalibration. Used to be a problem if you wanted to stream
data off them (for example, when writing CDs) since it sometimes
gets in the way by happening at an inconvenient moment.