MicroVAX 3100-80 Problem - VMS

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  1. MicroVAX 3100-80 Problem

    Hi VAX-Gods,

    I've a problem:

    System: digital(TM) MicroVAX 3100-80 (KA47)
    Model: 470ZM-B9
    S/N: AY233C2253
    SCSI Disk: Seagate ST31320N

    Yesterday, I got my first ``own'' VAX,
    but my Console Terminal (A transtec VT420) [later my OPA0, I hope]
    displays the following content:

    [...]
    KA47-A V1.1-31E-V4.0
    08-00-2B-2F-61-25
    24MB
    [...................................]

    OK

    83 BOOT SYS

    >>> _


    I got a prompt :-)

    A "SHOW DEV" says:

    VMS/VMB ADDR DEVTYPE NUMBYTES RM/FX WP DEVNAM REV
    ------- ---- ------- -------- ----- -- ------ ---
    ESA0 08-00-2B-2F-61-25
    ...HostID A/3 INITR

    >>> _


    Something is wrong my "baby"... because the Seagate ST31150N is "OK"..

    Also "SHOW CONFIG" says "OK" (NVR, DZ, CACHE, MEM, FPU, IT, SYS, NI and SCSI)

    What now? :-)

    Really, it's my first, ``own'' VAX... lol

    C YA,
    -Vaxima (VAX-Enthusiast since 1983 :-)

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  2. Re: MicroVAX 3100-80 Problem

    Alexander Horn wrote:
    > A "SHOW DEV" says:
    >
    > VMS/VMB ADDR DEVTYPE NUMBYTES RM/FX WP DEVNAM REV
    > ------- ---- ------- -------- ----- -- ------ ---
    > ESA0 08-00-2B-2F-61-25
    > ..HostID A/3 INITR


    Have you set a proper SCSI ID on your seagate disk ?

    Does the disk spin up ?
    During the powerup sequence, do you see any question marks in the series
    of dots and numbers that indicate self test progress ?

    have you tried SHOW SCSI ?

    HELP SHOW (or just HELP) will give you more info on what you can do on a
    vax >>> prompt.

    Are you sure the cables are properly connected to the disk drive ?

    Do you have documentation for it ? If not:

    http://www.vaxination.ca/vms/microvax/index.html

    The above contains a few links to sites that have a whole bunch of PDF
    files for varous vax models.

    and www.seagate.com will have pinouts for your drive, especially how to
    set SCSI ID.


  3. Re: MicroVAX 3100-80 Problem

    Alexander Horn wrote:


    > System: digital(TM) MicroVAX 3100-80 (KA47)
    > Model: 470ZM-B9
    > S/N: AY233C2253
    > SCSI Disk: Seagate ST31320N
    >
    > Yesterday, I got my first ``own'' VAX,
    > but my Console Terminal (A transtec VT420) [later my OPA0, I hope]
    > displays the following content:
    >
    > [...]
    > KA47-A V1.1-31E-V4.0
    > 08-00-2B-2F-61-25
    > 24MB
    > [...................................]
    >
    > OK


    fine so far.


    > A "SHOW DEV" says:
    >
    > VMS/VMB ADDR DEVTYPE NUMBYTES RM/FX WP DEVNAM REV
    > ------- ---- ------- -------- ----- -- ------ ---
    > ESA0 08-00-2B-2F-61-25
    > ..HostID A/3 INITR
    >
    >
    > Something is wrong my "baby"... because the Seagate ST31150N is "OK"..


    This looks strange - your SCSI controller is set to SCSI ID 3.
    If your disk is also set to ID 3 then you won't see it.

    There should be a console command to change the setting:

    >>> SET SCSI ID 6


    will return it to what was the default in the VAX world.

    Hans.

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