Well, tried to install OpenVMS on my... khmmm... resurrected AlphaStation (see my post on comp.sys.dec), but PKQDRIVER bails out:
[code:1:9f9d412ecf]PKQDRIVER-W- PKB0, Port Shutdown due to numerous or serious ctrlr errors.[/code:1:9f9d412ecf]
Then there's BUGCHECK with the message[code:1:9f9d412ecf]INCONSTATE, Inconsistent I/O database[/code:1:9f9d412ecf]
Grepped in groups that it might be because VMS is issuing commands the I/O
controller doesn't understand. What can I do?
[quote:831b907bb8="HobbyistOne"]Sounds like it's an unsupported controller. What does a SHOW DEVICE provide for the details for your controllers?[/quote:831b907bb8]
[code:1:831b907bb8]DKB0.0.0.1002.0 DKB0 RZ1CC-BA 883F
DKB500.5.0.1002.0 DKB500 RRD45 1645
[... snip CPU and EWA-C]
PKA0.7.0.1001.0 PKA0 SCSI Bus ID 7 5.57
PKA0.7.0.1002.0 PKB0 SCSI Bus ID 7 5.57[/code:1:831b907bb8]
There you go- there was also a Symbios Logic SE SCSI card, but it's now removed and the thing doesn't change anything.
What's connected to PKB0? Is it properly terminated?
SCSI requires a termination at both ends of the bus, though typically, the controller provides the termination of that end of the bus. With a BA35X, there is a terminator block inside the case (which can be moved to provide a split bus, or removed for an unterminated bus for chaining to other devices.
The good news is that after switching cables (PKB to PKA), the VMS installation ran smoothly. My question is now: how will the system react on drastic hardware downgrade (EV5->EV4, AS600->DEC2000/300).
OpenVMS is famously backward compatible. If your new hardware is running OpenVMS, the same disk image will run on older hardware, too. The only likely gotchas are going to be disk device naming, but logicals can take care of that!
[quote1d85574e8="HobbyistOne"]OpenVMS is famously backward compatible. If your new hardware is running OpenVMS, the same disk image will run on older hardware, too. The only likely gotchas are going to be disk device naming, but logicals can take care of that![/quote1d85574e8]
Turns out Jensen is an exception again
Got VMS running on an 2 Gig WD disk, installed filesets, and removed the thing after reboot, before AUTOGEN- after putting it into Jensen GETDATA runs ok, but GENPARAMS stage bails out with a nasty error about "inproperly handled condition" (hard to see- scrolls too fast).
That should log the output of the failure, and hopefully track it down. Hopefully, it's just a bug in the feedback stuff, and you can avoid that with ading "NOFEEDBACK" as a third arguement to AUTOGEN[/quote:ff7b317ac0]
You'll unfortunately have to tell me how to do that , I'm getting "process logged out" message and stats- but no prompt
malmberg March 24 2018 Probably. More people hang out on the comp.os.vms newsgroup.
vaxpert March 23 2018 I have a PE42A and other Alpha system stuff for sale. I'm in So California. Any interest out there?
goodbyespy February 27 2018 To Prohorenko. Please, visit group OpenVMS in the ok.ru
peteherrera February 24 2018 How much does it cost to buy a complete OpenVMS hardcopy documentation set of the latest version
prohorenko February 17 2018 Please help to obtain the license on OpenVMS
malmberg December 12 2017 HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.
nmbonao December 08 2017 Is anybody knows OpenVMS 8.2 version downloadable version? or CD copy? Thank you very much
aarommes December 02 2017 Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis t.com/forum/viewthread.ph p?forum_id=130&thread_id= 2991
malmberg September 10 2017 https://sourceforge.net/p /vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?
DoeveR August 07 2017 Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?
Bart March 20 2017 Happy to have found my password again!