After a power outage the system doesn't want to boot.
When power up teh system runs selftest and passes, all LED's are out, running Test 100 finds no errors.
However the system halts with the following error
>>> b (start boot process)
?06 HLT Insti
I've tried B/1 DKA300 and the same result applies.
Is there anyway testing DKA300 (boot disk) to ensure it OK from the console prompt?
Also it's been a while since I've played with a VAX system but am I correct in thinking that there is a standalone VMS command set that can be used to install OpenVMS or even restore a backup of the root disk (DKA300)
What does SHOW DEV show? Do all the devices show up?
You can install OpenVMS from booting the distribution CD/Hobbyist Kit, and you can use that to restore the system, if needed. If you have a tape drive, I would first boot a standalone-backup from CD, then try to back it up to tape or other disk first. Most of the disk might be okay, but some O/S file could have gotten corrupted in the power fail (rare, but can happen).
Another issue is copyrights. I do not have permission to offer software for download. I do have permission to make/sell CD kits (and it helps support the cause, too).
At one time, I did write and distribute a little installation manual, but by the time you factor in printing, extra shipping and handling, it was just much easier for me to put everything on the web, and you can print out what you need.
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!