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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | Alpha Software Forum
Author systartup_vms.com
sureshot
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Posted on October 10 2007 03:08
Hello

I have a mount command as the last line in my systartup_vms.com and it just keep trying to mount that drive.. so how do i stop this monster so i dont have to restore from an image backup of a fresh install. i need to stop it either in mid boot or when it reaches this mount command tried all the keys with ctl, alt , and a few other random combinations

please help

sureshot
thanks in advace
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Author MOUNT/NOASSIST
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Posted on October 10 2007 18:22
Whenever I mount a disk in systartup, I always mount it /NOASSIST to avoid problems like this.

Also, since it is late in systartup_vms.com, you might be able to log in via telnet, set host, etc and stop the startup process. Then you can fix it.
Author Re: MOUNT/NOASSIST
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Posted on October 12 2007 12:43
[quote:9d50e8a735="HobbyistOne"]Whenever I mount a disk in systartup, I always mount it /NOASSIST to avoid problems like this.

Also, since it is late in systartup_vms.com, you might be able to log in via telnet, set host, etc and stop the startup process. Then you can fix it.[/quote:9d50e8a735]

I was taught to mount disks in SYLOGICALS.COM, except for the disk(s) containing the page (and swap) files, which gets mounted in SYPAGSWPFILES.COM. Both of these command files are run earlier in the startup procedure than SYSTARTUP*.COM, but I always make sure that I am using the /NOASSIST switch, as suggested above.

I don't really know if mounting the disks earlier confers much of an advantage, except I'm quite sure that any application or utility started in SYSTARTUP*.COM that depend on "their" disks being mounted will have no trouble starting (barring any mount failures). :-)

It is "logical" to mount disks in SYLOGICALS.COM, since the command to mount disks affords the optional ability to confer a system-wide logical name on the disk.
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