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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | OpenVMS Hobbyist Media Kits | OpenVMS VAX Media Kits
Author VMS installation on TK50?
ta2
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Posts: 2
Joined: 21.08.11
Posted on August 22 2011 09:23
Hi!

I have a MicroVAX-II running VMS 5.5-2. I just fired it up for the first time in quite a number of years.

Unfortunately, I have forgotten the password to the SYSTEM account along with any other accounts I may have set up way back when.

I'm thinking that the easiest thing to do is just "scram" the machine and put the latest version of VMS on it. To do that, I need standalone backup and the VMS installer on TK50.

Does anyone know where I can get this stuff?

I've seen blank TK50's on eBay. I could buy a couple of those for trade out or fill up if anyone has the capability to make the tapes for me.

Thanks!

--- tom
Author RE: VMS installation on TK50?
pfau
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Posts: 33
Location: North Brunswick, NJ
Joined: 12.03.08
Posted on August 22 2011 11:04
You can reset the system password with a conversational bootstrap.

Do a conversational bootstrap (B/1). When you get to the sysboot prompt, type 'SET/STARTUP OPA0:', and 'CONTINUE'. You should eventually be greeted with a dollar prompt. Type 'SET NOON'. Then set default to SYS$SYSTEM and run authorize. You can reset your SYSTEM account password. When you are done, exit authorize and type '@SYS$SYSTEM:STARTUP'.

When you are finished, shutdown the machine and do another conversational bootstrap. At the sysboot prompt type 'SET/STARTUP SYS$SYSTEM:STARTUP.COM' and 'CONTINUE'.
http://nbpfaus.net/~pfau/
Author RE: VMS installation on TK50?
ta2
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Posts: 2
Joined: 21.08.11
Posted on August 22 2011 14:45
You know, that sounds vaguely familiar.

Thanks! I'll give it a try.

--- tom
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