Subject: Re: 'tis christmas again :-)
To: Mattias Nordlund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gunther Schadow <email@example.com>
Date: 03/03/2002 13:00:46
Ah, that would explain it and is reason for hope. So, the question
would then be could someone who has ULTRIX-4.5 up and running compile
a GENERIC kernel for me that has KA64A support actually enabled? Is
there a way to compile an SAS (=standalone) kernel using only the
binary kernel link kit or does one need full source for that?
I would be so grateful for that help, problem is I cannot do it on
my uVAX-II now because I still don't have working disks with it.
BTW: I am pretty sure that ULTRIX-4.5 claims to support the 6000-500
(KA65A) I gave my 6000-520 away to the Rhode Island Computer Museum,
but I would imagine someone here might find that good news.
Mattias Nordlund wrote:
> I have a dimm memory of never beeing able to install Ultrix directly on
> any 6000, I installed on a SDI disk attacthed to a MicroVAX and then
> compiled a kernel for the VAX 6000 and moved over the disk. Either to a
> KDB50 or HSC, just different kernels.
> On Sat, 2 Mar 2002, Gunther Schadow wrote:
>>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!!!
>>>any luck on making a tape to boot the 6000 yet?
>>>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. firstname.lastname@example.org
>>Medical Information Scientist Regenstrief Institute for Health Care
>>Adjunct Assistant Professor Indiana University School of Medicine
Gunther Schadow, M.D., Ph.D. email@example.com
Medical Information Scientist Regenstrief Institute for Health Care
Adjunct Assistant Professor Indiana University School of Medicine