Subject: Re: 'tis christmas again :-)
To: Lord Isildur <>
From: Gunther Schadow <>
List: port-vax
Date: 03/02/2002 21:50:48
Isildur, yes indeed, and no not quite. I have made a bootable
ULTRIX 4.5 tape now and tested on the uVAX-II. But it doesn't
work on the 6000-460! See what I get:

Loading system software.

Ultrixload (using VMB version 16)

text = 836456
data = 1223168
bss  = 849476

Rewinding tape ...
Starting at 0x2c19

cpu 0 panic: processor type not configured
trap type 8, code = 38, pc = 80075d38
dump area improper

?06 Halt instruction executed in kernel mode.
     PC     = 041F0012c
     SAVPSL = 001F0600
     KSP    = 80000580

Bootstrap failed due to previous error.

they seemed to have forgotten to put the KA64A symbol into the
config(8) file! This is so silly! Now I need the sources to
make a (truly) generic kernel! And the release notes even say
that the 6000-500 class is supported!


PS: but your TK50 works beautifully. I just did the routine
cleaning once per your earlier advice. I also found a way
to speed up writing by a lot, I use:

dd ibs=1024000 obs=10240 ...

so that it streams 1 MB to tape before it needs to reposition.
Speeds up writing by a factor of 10 or more.

Lord Isildur wrote:

> wow! lucky find!!! 
> very cool
> any luck on making a tape to boot the 6000 yet?
> isildur
> On Thu, 28 Feb 2002, Gunther Schadow wrote:
>>Ah, it pays to stick your nose into closets every now and
>>then: I found, and will soon take home, a nice big rack full
>>of SCSI drives and hookable uppable with CI! It's some 3rd
>>party thing ("MTI" or "MTC" or something?) but I would assume
>>it is just simply MSCP over CI. This is the best thing that
>>could happen to me since the 11/780, so hard to get SCSI for
>>a VAX 6000 otherwise.
>>Just to share good news with my friends, not to make you

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