Hi, I bought a VAX machine which has had it's hard-drive totally rubbed for security reasons. I'd like to put OpenVMS on this machine but have never done an install before. Could someone firstly give me clear instructions please how to format the hard-disk, and any labels I should add, and anything else. I've got an OpenVMS 7.3 CD. The machine is a VAXStation 4000 60.
Quick and Clean:
1.) Check the Drive for Bad Blocks from console
- Set Disk to SCSI ID 3 unterminated
- >>>Show Dev
(Check that Disk ist recognized as dka300 with expected capacity
- >>> test /util SCSI 3
(Select SCSI ID 3, lun 0, OK to confirm)
Wait...Hopefully 0 badblocks
2.) Attach SCSI CD-ROM with 512 Bytes per sector Mode to SCSI ID 5
->>> boot dka500
(Type Date 17-Apr-2017 11:20)
To Transfer the Image that makes Disk useable and bootable:
$ Backup /Image dka500:vms073.b /save_set dka300:
Press interupt Switch
>>> Boot dka300
Thank you for your replies Malmberg and Peter. Very grateful Peter I followed your clear and easy instructions and have loaded OpenVMS on VAX for the first time I know now too what to do in future and can hopefully (probably help needed) get some old VAXen up to the current OpenVMS 7.3 from 5.5.
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