The Question is:
I have tried to boot my MicroVAX II from tape but every time I try the system
prompts me those error codes. What`s the problem?
The Answer is :
Your Q-bus bus hardware is incorrectly configured, or has failed.
The Q-bus console DEVINACT (DEVINACTIVE) error is usually triggered
by the failure of a Q-bus controller to respond or to interrupt the
Q-bus processor. This often points to a Q-bus problem, and regularly
to a Q-bus bus grant configuration problem.
Configuring Q-bus hardware is non-trivial and requires access to an
assortment of documentation on the Q-bus and on the specific Q-bus
controllers installed in the system, and accordingly the OpenVMS
Wizard strongly recommends using slightly less ancient hardware.
And an additional difficultly with these Q-bus systems: access to
SCSI storage is difficult at best -- please see the existing
discussions of the KFQSA and HSD series, the KZQSA (specific CD-ROM
and tapes only!), and third-party SCSI bus controller options.
Since it is unlikely you will be assuaged from your quest to use
this particular hardware, you will need to learn about the Q-bus
and about configuring Q-bus hardware. Accordingly, please review
the existing Q-bus topics here in Ask The Wizard (see below), and
please review the VAX hardware information referenced in the FAQ.
Some of the related topics include (407), (1149), (1866), and (3232).