When I switch the 4000-90 on, it performs memory and self tests and then it just sits there with the >>> prompt.
VMS is installed on the DKA100 disk, and BOOT is set:
SET BOOT DKA100
I have to enter 'B DKA100', which implies I have to have a serial console attached (Notebook running MINICOM).
If VMS is up and running and I detach the serial cable, the VAX jumps into the >>> prompt. So I must leave the Notebook attached and running while the VAX is up, and that is what I hate...
The 3100-38 does not need a serial console to boot VMS, if HALT is set to the value of 2.
The name of the variable was not that obvious, but the hint given above encouraged me to do some trial & error experimenting.
In fact the first variable that I tried
[b:4a2f8303b3]SET FBOOT 1[/b:4a2f8303b3]
did the trick to make the VAX go through the whole computer evolution up to VMS after the machine was switched on - without any need for (serial) human intervention :wink:
What I have not yet found is the switch to disable halt on disconnect from a serial console. The only switch on the outer backside of the VS4000-90 is the network selector between AUI and BNC plugs. Just removed the lid of the "pizza box" - but there is no switch visible inside. Is there a chance it might be hidden below the graphics adapter?
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!