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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | Alpha Hardware Forum
Author alphaserver 1200 disk problem
isc4l
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Posts: 1
Joined: 04.12.09
Posted on December 07 2009 03:40
Hello,

Have some problems with alphaserver 1200(openvms os) after power failure.
Can`t boot from default drive dka300. Writes out something like this:

boot dka300
failed to open dka300......

"show dev" lists this device, but alphabios does not print any information about it, null size and so on.

Should i think that hdd is dead? what further debuging could i do to make final conclusions? Can this be somehow connected with scsi termination?

Thank you for your answers.

P.S. sorry for my language.
Author RE: alphaserver 1200 disk problem
ddsnyder
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Posts: 15
Location: BUTLER, PA
Joined: 03.12.06
Posted on December 10 2009 13:22
Quick thought (dangerous). On a Alphaserver 1200, if the internal battery is dead, the system will power up to Alphabios. Replace the
coin size battery and check again. Keep in mind SRM variables may
need reconfigured to properly boot VMS.
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