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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | Alpha License PAK's
Author Hobbyist install forces termination at 80%
ajacques
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Posts: 3
Joined: 13.05.08
Posted on May 13 2008 04:20
Hello all,

I'm having some trouble installing OpenVMS 8.3 (hobbyist licence) on my DEC 3000/400.

Disclaimer: (1) my OpenVMS 8.3 media is comprised of two CD-Rs that I burnt from two ISOs that I found somewhere (I want to make sure that this works before buying the media); and (2) despite using an unsupported and non updated firmware, I contourned OpenVMS's boot check with the command "boot DKA300 -lf 0,800". It's not clear however that either element is the source of the problem.

The install programme begins flawlessly. I enter only the OPENVMS-ALPHA PAK licence (responding "no" when it asks if I want to enter others) and it confirms my licence. Next, I select all the included software (DWMOTIF, SSL, TCPIP et al).

At 80% completion, the install programme informs me that there was an error reading the TCPIP kit and it basically forces me to terminate.

If I redo the installation, selecting all kits _except_ TCPIP, it still cuts out around 80%. Here is the message that it gives me. (NB: The <CR> at the sixth line is me, pressing enter. There may be typos because I've transcribed this manually.)

--- BEGIN ---

%PCSI-E-READERR, error reading DKA500:[KITS,DWMOTIF_ALPHA016_KIT]DEC-AXPVMS-DWMO
TIF-V0106--1.PCSI$COMPRESSED;1
-DDIS-E-TNF, invalid element syntax
%PCSI-E-OPFAILED, operation failed
Terminating is strongly recommended. Do you want to terminate? [YES] <CR>
%PCSI-E-CANCEL_WIP, termination resulted in an incomplete modification to the sy
stem

[...]

--- END ---

Any ideas?
Author RE: Hobbyist install forces termination at 80%
ajacques
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Posts: 3
Joined: 13.05.08
Posted on May 13 2008 05:11
I found the following discussion on this topic.

http://nixforums.org/viewtopic.php?p=554575

It could therefore be a problem of corrupt kits. That said, the fellow in the above post was performing an upgrade from downloaded files whereas I am performing an installation (albeit based on ISOs of questionable origin).

I am going to buy the media kit, but does anyone think that the problem could be something else?
Author RE: Hobbyist install forces termination at 80%
ajacques
Member

Posts: 3
Joined: 13.05.08
Posted on May 16 2008 07:07
Fair enough. I've ordered the hobbyist media kit and we'll see how that goes. I'll try to write a followup when it's done. In the meantime, thanks!
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