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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | FreeAXP
Author VMS 7.0 Console Access
Bruce Claremont
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Posts: 505
Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on May 14 2010 05:44
After installing OpenVMS 7.0, it may not be possible to log in from the console. This is not a FreeAXP bug. The real AlphaServer 400 behaves the same way.

An alternative is to install the OpenVMS licenses during the installation process. It is then possible to log into the system via TTA0.

Another option is to execute a conversational boot to log into the system and install licenses. Here is one way to do this:

>>> B DKA0 –FLAG 0,1
SYSBOOT> SET/START=OPA0:
SYSBOOT> CONTINUE

The system will boot to the $ prompt.
Spawn a subprocess so you do not get
logged off the console, then run the system
startup procedure.


$ SPAWN
%DCL-S-SPAWNED, process SYSTEM_1 spawned
%DCL-S-ATTACHED, terminal now attached to process SYSTEM_1
$ @SYS$SYSTEM:STARTUP

The system will come up normally and
give you back the $ prompt when the
startup procedure logs out. From there,
spawn again to prevent being logged out
of the console. You can now work you
will on the system.


$ SPAWN
%DCL-S-SPAWNED, process SYSTEM_1 spawned
%DCL-S-ATTACHED, terminal now attached to process SYSTEM_1
$ SET DEF SYS$SYSTEM:

When you are finished, do another
conversational boot and reset the startup file.


>>> B DKA0 –FLAG 0,1
SYSBOOT> SET/START=SYS$SYSTEM:STARTUP.COM
SYSBOOT> CONTINUE


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