The Question is:
The vax no longer talks to the RA81 drives. Everything was fine but then one
day lightning hit the building. The machine still boots, even though my
hamfists have been pulling its guts in and out, but it will not mount the
RA81. Oh, what does it say, "NO
-SUCH-DEV" or something like that when I try to mount the RA81 drive(other
drives mount OK). I replaced the boards (KDA50), but am fearful that I need
to do something like type 'configure' at the '>>>' prompt.
When I type
>>>show qbus [return]
it shows a lot of stuff which I could write down and email to you if you think
that would be helpful. By the way, other machines can see the RA81 and
swapping cables does not makes no difference.
Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.
The Answer is :
The lightning strike quite obviously damaged the hardware.
Please contact your hardware services organization -- the OpenVMS
Wizard cannot offer a hardware repair service, nor can the OpenVMS
Wizard provide email-based assistance. (If you particularly wish
to self-maintain your systems, please see the information on the
self-maintenance services offering in the OpenVMS FAQ, as these
services offerings can permit access to spares, diagnostics,
hardware documentation, and module repairs.)
Assuming the KDA50 and RA81 drives have been repaired and the
CSR and vector settings are correct -- CSR and interrupt vector
settings are and must be configured across all Q-bus controllers
present and must specifically account for each and every Q-bus
controller present in the system -- no console configuration is
necessary. Please see topics including (1149) for other Q-bus
related details. Other related discussions include (407), (1866),
(3232), and (5219).