2021-04-24 01:48:35 UTC
from one I just burned on it, and from a Montagnards Software VMS 8.3
hobbyist disk I successfully used to upgrade it a couple of years ago. Even
with a SYSBOOT>set /start OPA0: it never gets to a prompt.
The drive is over 10 years old, one Dave of Islandco let me have for a
bargain when I bought another like it for my job. Though lightly used, it
may have died.
But I had the system apart a few days before, installing a 10K rpm SCSI
drive and I wonder if it’s pulling down the PS (itself just a year old, one
of Islandco’s new replacement models). Easy to check, except that getting
to the SCSI drive is tricky due to fragile SCSI cable and SCA adapter
I’ll post again in a few days after trying it. But if anyone has