DKBTDRIVER Error on VAXstation 3100 M38 - DEC

This is a discussion on DKBTDRIVER Error on VAXstation 3100 M38 - DEC ; I am trying to install VMS from a CD-ROM onto my VAXstation 3100 M38. I have a Sony CDU-55S CD-ROM drive. When I give the command B DKA0 (SCSI ID of the CDR is 0) I get the following: DKBTDRIVER ...

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  1. DKBTDRIVER Error on VAXstation 3100 M38

    I am trying to install VMS from a CD-ROM onto my VAXstation 3100 M38. I have
    a Sony CDU-55S CD-ROM drive. When I give the command B DKA0 (SCSI ID of the
    CDR is 0) I get the following:

    DKBTDRIVER halting at relative address 041A DKBTDRIVER base addr = 00001754
    REGISTERS R0: 00000054 R1: 00000003 R2: 2008000F R3: 000003CD
    R4: 00000000 R5: 00000040 R6: 00001774 R7: 200C0080
    R8: 0000000C R9: 00000000 R10: 00008A00 R11: 00000000
    CMDBUF: 00000800 00000306 SENSE_BUF: 0A000000 00060070
    STATUS_BUF: 02 SENSE_STATUS: 00
    MSG_IN_BUF: 00 SENSE_MSG_IN: 00 SENSE_INDEX: FFFFFFFF
    USER_BUF_ADDR: 00000000 TOTAL_XFER_COUNT: 00000000 BYTES_LEFT: 00000000
    PG_TABLE_PTR: 00000000 BASE_VPN: 00000000 BUFFER_PTR: 00000000
    MAP_MODE: 00000000
    STACK: 00001B55
    00002568
    00000210
    00001C76
    00001ACD
    00001A93

    ?06 HLT INST
    PC = 00002BF4

    Is this what you get when the CD-ROM does not support a 512-block size, or
    is it something else?



  2. Re: DKBTDRIVER Error on VAXstation 3100 M38

    "Robert Jarratt" writes:
    > I am trying to install VMS from a CD-ROM onto my VAXstation 3100 M38. I have
    > a Sony CDU-55S CD-ROM drive. When I give the command B DKA0 (SCSI ID of the
    > CDR is 0) I get the following:
    >
    > DKBTDRIVER halting at relative address 041A DKBTDRIVER base addr = 00001754
    > REGISTERS R0: 00000054 R1: 00000003 R2: 2008000F R3: 000003CD


    From R0 . . .
    $ exit %x54
    %SYSTEM-F-CTRLERR, fatal controller error

    Which, admittedly, does not tell you much more than you know now.

    What version of OpenVMS VAX?

    --

    Rob Brooks MSL -- Nashua brooks!cuebid.zko.hp.com

  3. Re: DKBTDRIVER Error on VAXstation 3100 M38

    It is version 7.3. Does that make a difference as I suspect this happens
    before it has even loaded anything from the CD?

    "Rob Brooks" wrote in message
    news:zUnV5KL1GI8I@cuebid.zko.hp.com...
    > "Robert Jarratt" writes:
    >> I am trying to install VMS from a CD-ROM onto my VAXstation 3100 M38. I
    >> have
    >> a Sony CDU-55S CD-ROM drive. When I give the command B DKA0 (SCSI ID of
    >> the
    >> CDR is 0) I get the following:
    >>
    >> DKBTDRIVER halting at relative address 041A DKBTDRIVER base addr =
    >> 00001754
    >> REGISTERS R0: 00000054 R1: 00000003 R2: 2008000F R3: 000003CD

    >
    > From R0 . . .
    > $ exit %x54
    > %SYSTEM-F-CTRLERR, fatal controller error
    >
    > Which, admittedly, does not tell you much more than you know now.
    >
    > What version of OpenVMS VAX?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Rob Brooks MSL -- Nashua brooks!cuebid.zko.hp.com




  4. Re: DKBTDRIVER Error on VAXstation 3100 M38

    "Robert Jarratt" writes:
    > It is version 7.3. Does that make a difference as I suspect this happens
    > before it has even loaded anything from the CD?


    I'm not exactly sure how the driver would fail in the face of a device that
    didn't support a sector size of 512. I'd google the drive part number and
    see if there are any dip switches that can be set to ensure that it'll use
    512 byte sectors.

    Or, if you are adventurous, connect the drive up to an OpenVMS V8.3 system
    and see if it works -- SYS$DKDRIVER on that version supports a sector size
    of 2048 (in addition to the standard 512).

    --

    Rob Brooks MSL -- Nashua brooks!cuebid.zko.hp.com

  5. Re: DKBTDRIVER Error on VAXstation 3100 M38

    Robert Jarratt schrieb:
    > It is version 7.3. Does that make a difference as I suspect this happens
    > before it has even loaded anything from the CD?


    I've seen similar problems with an 3100 M76.
    Although the drive (a Plextor) was jumpered to 512 bytes,
    which is a must for VMS (and Ultrix for that matter),
    it refused to work with a similar error as yours.
    Only solution was to fall back to an old original DEC RRD40.
    Sometimes also an RRD equivalent might do, such
    as the Sony CDU-561 55 CA, which is recognized as a RDD42.
    However, in general those old boxes seem to be really picky
    when it comes to CD installation, so you might try another
    type of drive, if available.


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