Home · Articles · Downloads · Hobby Wear · Forums · Web Links · News CategoriesMonday, August 15, 2022
Navigation
Home
Articles
Downloads
Hobby Wear
FAQ
Forums
Web Links
News Categories
Contact Us
Photo Gallery
OpenVMS Bigot
Search
Users Online
Guests Online: 5
No Members Online

Registered Members: 7,660
Newest Member: jdevries
Sponsors
Island Computer
View Thread
OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | VAX Systems Forums | VAX Hardware Forum
Author Problems with a MicroVAX II TK50 drive
PAsh
Member

Posts: 1
Joined: 03.05.17
Posted on August 21 2017 10:24
Awhile back, I was lucky to get a MicroVAX II in a BA23 enclosure and Rainbow 100 together from a local thrift shop. It has a TK50 tape drive (no Ethernet, sadly) that's giving me fits. I have been trying to install VMS on it and whenever I try booting off of the drive, it's telling me "?4C DEVINACT, MUA0" (or any combination of MUA0-9) after "2..." appears on the console. The jumpers and DIP switches on the controller appear to be set correctly, the drive is hooked up, and the tape doesn't appear to be shedding and I see the leader.

Also, there is no OS on the hard drive, so I can't see the devices using that. If anyone has any ideas or tips on what to do from here, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm at a loss.
Author RE: Problems with a MicroVAX II TK50 drive
User78
Member

Posts: 1
Joined: 31.08.16
Posted on August 30 2017 03:48
Some questions.

- please let us know the jumper positions of the TQK50 interface controller.
- On which position is the Interface Card in the Qbus Backplane?
- Which other cards are mounted and in which slot?
- Is the Tape spinning when you load a Tape, and when you type in b mua0?
- Do you press the load button after you put in the tape and close the handle?
- Status of the lights at the front side of the TK50 after pressing the load button.

Do you have any Tapes with VMS and MDM diagnostics?

Many Greetings
Ulrich
Jump to Forum:
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Member Poll
Are you going to OpenVMS Boot Camp 2016?

Yes

No

You must login to vote.
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

malmberg
August 04 2022
No more VAX hobbyist licenses. Community licenses for Alpha/IA64/X86_64 VMS Software Inc. Commercial VMS software licenses for VAX available from HPE.

ozboomer
July 20 2022
Just re-visiting.. No more hobbyist licenses? Is that from vmssoftware.com, no 'community' licenses?

valdirfranco
July 01 2022
No more hobbyist license...sad

mister_wavey
February 12 2022
I recall that the disks failed on the public access VMS systems that included Fafner

parwezw
January 03 2022
Anyone know what happened to FAFNER.DYNDS.ORG? I had a hobbyist account here but can longer access the site.

gtackett
October 27 2021
Make that DECdfs _2.1A_ for Vax

gtackett
October 27 2021
I'm looking for DECdfs V2.4A kit for VAX. Asking here just in case anyone is still listening.

MarkRLV
September 17 2021
At one time, didn't this web site have a job board? I would love to use my legacy skills one last time in my career.

malmberg
January 18 2021
New Hobbyist PAKs for VAX/VMS are no longer available according to reports. Only commercial licenses are reported to be for sale from HPE

dfilip
January 16 2021
Can someone please point me to hobbyist license pak? I'm looking for VAX/VMS 7.1, DECnet Phase IV, and UCX/TCPIP ... have the 7.1 media, need the license paks ... thanks!

Bart
October 16 2020
OpenVMS, and this website!

malmberg
September 05 2020
VSI community non-commercial licenses for AXP/IA64 are available now.

malmberg
September 05 2020
See the forum about licensing. Don't know if HPE hobby licenses still being issued. Commercial licenses still being sold.

silfox70
September 01 2020
I need the license for OpenVMS7.3. Where can I find them?

malmberg
August 29 2020
Eisner, which is currently being moved, got an SSH update and the keys were updated to more modern encryption standards.

Shoutbox Archive