Subject: Re: VAX 6410 boots!
To: Chuck McManis <>
From: Lord Isildur <>
List: port-vax
Date: 05/20/2003 20:26:51
way cool! 

wanna give ultrix a try? :) 


On Tue, 20 May 2003, Chuck McManis wrote:

> Well after some careful investigation the "mysterious" box turned out to be 
> a couple of RAxx drives in the bottom of the VAX. After plugging it in and 
> hearing the reassuring "chug chug whoooooooosh" of the blower starting up I 
> turned the top key from "Standby" to Enable and the system went through 
> self test. Tried booting it and nothing, then realized the disks had been 
> spun down, pushed in the 'run' button on both drives, tried booting again 
> and voila' a VAX VMS 5.2 banner prints and the system (somewhat 
> laboriously) came back to life after many years dormant. Now to get the 
> SA700 array up so that all the drives it expects to see are on-line, and 
> then some setup work to fix up the network code.
> --Chuck