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Author Problem while starting existing OpenVMS
carlo0652
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Location: Rodgau, Germany
Joined: 01.04.08
Posted on September 17 2008 02:30
I wanted to start my machine with Personal Alpha after a few days
not using it, with this result:

Alpha Emulator Firmware
Version 2.0.6 build Feb 13 2008 10:10:56
Initialized physical memory: 128 MB
Loaded HWRPB: physical address 2000
Initialized CPU0

CPU0 halted: reason: power up

>>> boot dka0
(boot -file '' -flags 'A' 'dka0'smiley
BOOT_RESET is ON: cold boot
Booting from the device 'dka0' file ''
Loaded the primary booter; size 0x9a000
%APB-F-BADSYSROOT, System root [SYSA.] does not exist, check bootflags

CPU0 halted: reason: halt instruction executed

CPU0 halted: default

So I have created a new disk and installed new machine.
After rebooting this new installation I got the same.

So what happens???

Regards
Karl-Heinz Delzeit smiley
Author RE: Problem while starting existing OpenVMS
martinv2
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Posts: 102
Location: Goslar, Germany
Joined: 02.10.07
Posted on September 17 2008 04:11
%APB-F-BADSYSROOT, System root [SYSA.] does not exist, check bootflags

CPU0 halted: reason: halt instruction executed

CPU0 halted: default

So I have created a new disk and installed new machine.
After rebooting this new installation I got the same.

So what happens???

On the SRM console, enter

>>> SET BOOT_OSFLAGS 0,0

before booting.

Did you try some Tru64 Unix on that Personal Alpha? A boot flag value of "A" is typical for Tru64, but won't work for VMS.

cu,
Martin


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Author RE: Problem while starting existing OpenVMS
carlo0652
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Posts: 15
Location: Rodgau, Germany
Joined: 01.04.08
Posted on September 17 2008 05:32
Ok, that's it, but why does Personal Alpha store this?
Ok, now I know it.

Thank you.

Karl-Heinz
Author RE: Problem while starting existing OpenVMS
carlo0652
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Posts: 15
Location: Rodgau, Germany
Joined: 01.04.08
Posted on September 17 2008 20:17
I had build an OpenVMS machine and could start it only with
>> boot dka0

Then I build a True64 machine and since that it boots
with the A flag by default.

That is what I mean with "....why does Personal Alpha store this?"
Edited by carlo0652 on September 17 2008 20:18
Author RE: Problem while starting existing OpenVMS
martinv2
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Location: Goslar, Germany
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Posted on September 18 2008 10:09
I had build an OpenVMS machine and could start it only with
>> boot dka0

Then I build a True64 machine and since that it boots
with the A flag by default.

That is what I mean with "....why does Personal Alpha store this?"

The Tru64 installation deposits the boot flag in the SRM variable.

cu,
Martin


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