Finally I've installed OpenVMS 7.2 on my noname AXPpci 33; now I would
want to network it with my VAXstation 3100. From what I've read it
seems that there is only support for DEC branded network adapters, none
of which I have.
After reading some docs and looking around on dka0: I added the following
lines to SYS$SYSTEM:SYS$USER_CONFIG.DAT
DEVICE = "NE2000"
NAME = ER
DRIVER = SYS$ERDRIVER_NE2000
ADAPTER = ISA
ID = NE2000
boot_flags = HW_CTRL_LTR, UNIT_0
flags = BOOT, NETWORK
and at the SRM prompt did
isacfg -slot 1 -dev 0 -mk -handle NE2000 -irq0 5 -iobase0 300 -enadev 1 -etyp 1
Once OpenVMS is up
$ show dev era0:/full
Device ERA0:, device type DE305, is offline, network device, device is a
Error count 0 Operations completede 0
Owner process "" Owner UIC [SYSTEM]
Owner process ID 00000000 Dev Prot S:RWPL,O:RWPL,G,W
Reference count 0 Default buffer size 0
The adapter is a real, but antique, Novell NE2000.
If in SYS$SYSTEM:SYS$USER_CONFIG.DAT I change the DRIVER specification
to SYS$ERDRIVER, while booting I get %ERA0, PnP failed to isolate adapter.
Show dev has similar output except for the device type that is something
like DE422 (no sure)
Now the question! What am I doing wrong or not understanding? Should
I give up using a NE2000 board and try to locate one of these DEC adapters?
Long life to VMS 8-)
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