Disk controller is a KZPAC
Disk is a storage works shelf with 6 18G drives configed as 2 mirror sets and 2 spare
my alphaserver4100 has been running OpenVMS for me for five years or so. I am presently running VMS 8.3 and have been for a year or two. Starting a few weeks ago, it won't boot if the power is cycled but hangs at "swapper: verifying system disk" never to return. So far the only solution I
have found is to reinstall the OS and then it runs through infinite reboots until the next power failure.
This will not do.
I suspect the TOY clock battery but that is yet to be proven and by present symptoms, when I replace the TOY clock I will have to reinstall the OS before it will run again.
There must be a better way. How can I reboot this thing without reinstalling the OS once every couple weeks?
It is some times ago, but i have the same problem with that rather old hardware. Also KZPAC with 6*18GB hdd (so: 3*RAID1): DRA0, 1 and 2.
By installation of openVMS the standard way it works (cold boot and restart).
But now it doesn't work anymore with coldboot. Same as with you: Waiting infinite for becoming online . Resolution is: Boot from OpenVMS 8.3 CD, go into DCL, logout and do then b <enter> .
I tried already to backup/image (for defragmentation) or Writeboot but problem stays .
Have you found something in the last time ????
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!