--- Pat Finnegan <pat(a)purdueriots.com> wrote:
On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Pat Finnegan wrote:
> I just got a VAXstation 3200 today for about $15...
Nice. I'd love a system that new and I'd pay *double*... no, no...
Specs: 8 line
serial card (forgot to look at the model #), TK-50
controller (didn't grab the drive, but might do that tomorrow..),
Well, since the guy decide to throw the drive into the dumpster, he gave
it to me for free (YAY).
I have several TK50 drives. I think he ripped you off at that price.
They are handy for OS installed, but slow and prone to a variety of
mechanical problems, especially with the barb that plucks the tape out
of the cartridge.
One last thing... on VMS 1) how do I figure out the
size of the
hard-drives (like du on *nix)
$ SHOW DEVICE DU/FULL
...and 2) how do I mount a hard disk without
knowing its label?
To get the label, you can do a
$ MOUNT DUA1: /OVER=ID
... right? It's been a while since I've had a multiple-drive VMS
system... what I recall is that you need the label to mount a
drive shared (which is normally what you want), but not to mount
it "allocated" (private to your process). If you don't mount it
"/SYSTEM", it should display the label when it mounts it allocated
(a "SHOW DEV DU" should mention that it is "mounted, alloc.").
It's been a while, so perhaps someone with fresher experience can
clarify what I'm trying to say here. In either case, "HELP" is
your friend on VMS.
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