Subject: VAX 6400 saga: couldn't get the KA65A to work.
To: None <,>
From: Gunther Schadow <>
List: port-vax
Date: 12/08/2001 14:55:14
I just tried swapping in the KA65A and the power converter into
my 6460 to make a 6510. Powered up and nothing worked. The CPU
showed one little red LED and the power converter did not show
any signs of life. What does the 6400 to 6500 backplane conversion
entail? I thought it was just this power converter? Or is there
some screwing and rewiring to do at the backplane?

Anyway, that wasn't as easy. The DECUS license stuff would
require me to set up a whole new VMS system *only* to suck the
Ultrix image from the CD ROM. Nah, that's too much trouble.
Instead, I will either get an InfoServer and do netboot, or
I will write this image to TK70 at work.

Would have been neat if the DECnet for Linux was available on
FreeBSD, but I don't set up a Linux machine just for this.


Gunther Schadow, M.D., Ph.D.          
Medical Information Scientist      Regenstrief Institute for Health Care
Adjunct Assistant Professor        Indiana University School of Medicine