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Stops during boot

When installing SDLT 320 on a VMS (VAX DS20)system the boot process stops after the POST. Unplugging the drive allows the boot to continue normally.

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Re: Stops during boot

First of all the DS20 is an Alpha box not a VAX. The problem here is usually an adress conflict. These tape drives are usually device 500. Try placing the drive onto a different controller card. That should resolve the problem.


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