Understanding DECsystem 5100 Self Test Failure

Robert Jarratt robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Tue Jan 6 15:31:02 CST 2015

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctech [mailto:cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Sean
> Caron
> Sent: 06 January 2015 16:12
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic Posts; Sean Caron
> Subject: Re: Understanding DECsystem 5100 Self Test Failure
> I don't think you'll get too far trying to run VMS on a DECstation... ;)
> AFAIK the DECstations are 100% "hard power" and I think the MAC address is
> hard-coded, not in NVRAM i.e like in a Sun, or a SGI Indy, so you can probably
> just run the system as-is, it just won't autoboot and you get all those errors at
> power-up.
> I thought OP already tried swapping in the 12887 and it didn't work?

Sort of. I replaced it, and I got the same error. But.... I am not convinced the error is related to this device. Specifically the RTC tests pass. So not sure what the error is now.



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