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Author simh initial %CLI-W-IVVERB, unrecognized command verb
wademj
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Posts: 4
Joined: 10.06.21
Posted on June 10 2021 13:54
Just started playing with simh and for the life of me I can't get the initial boot from an ISO to work properly.

I have booted the iso, no problems there; then it's as if there's no command interpreter loaded to do the initial restore:

>>>b dua2
(BOOT/R5:0 DUA2



2..
-DUA2
1..0..


%SYSBOOT-I-SYSBOOT Mapping the SYSDUMP.DMP on the System Disk
%SYSBOOT-W-SYSBOOT Can not map SYSDUMP.DMP on the System Disk
%SYSBOOT-W-SYSBOOT Can not map PAGEFILE.SYS on the System Disk
OpenVMS (TM) VAX Version X7G7 Major version id = 1 Minor version id = 0
%WBM-I-WBMINFO Write Bitmap has successfully completed initialization.
PLEASE ENTER DATE AND TIME (DD-MMM-YYYY HH:MM) 11-JUN-2021 09:46

Configuring devices . . .
Now configuring HSC, RF, and MSCP-served devices . . .

Please check the names of the devices which have been configured,
to make sure that ALL remote devices which you intend to use have
been configured.

If any device does not show up, please take action now to make it
available.

Available device DUA0: device type RA72
Available device DUA1: device type RA72
Available device DUA2: device type RRD40
Available device DUA3: device type RX50
Available device MUA0: device type TK50
Available device MUA1: device type TK50
Available device MUA2: device type TK50
Available device MUA3: device type TK50

Enter "YES" when all needed devices are available: YES
%BACKUP-I-IDENT, Stand-alone BACKUP T7.2; the date is 2-JUN-2021 09:47:47.72
$ sh dev
%CLI-W-IVVERB, unrecognized command verb - check validity and spelling
\SH\
$ show dev
%CLI-W-IVVERB, unrecognized command verb - check validity and spelling
\SHOW\
$ help
%CLI-W-IVVERB, unrecognized command verb - check validity and spelling
\HELP\
$

I'm using simh installed on Fedora 34 but tried on Ubunto too; same result. Tried different iso; same result. Tried a nice new git hub built version as well.

Have tried both "VAX simulator V3.11-0" and "MicroVAX 3900 simulator V4.0-0 Current git commit id: 4b03e149" with same results.

Anyone out there with any ideas?
Edited by wademj on June 10 2021 13:56
Author RE: simh initial %CLI-W-IVVERB, unrecognized command verb
wademj
Member

Posts: 4
Joined: 10.06.21
Posted on June 10 2021 14:22
Showing my age; it's been so long; BACKUP is the only command that works! Was expecting proper command interpreter (like Alpha iso boot!)
Author RE: simh initial %CLI-W-IVVERB, unrecognized command verb
Bruce Claremont
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Posts: 606
Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on June 11 2021 03:25
Good reminder. Thanks for the follow-up post.
Author RE: simh initial %CLI-W-IVVERB, unrecognized command verb
malmberg
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Posts: 527
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on June 29 2021 13:11
Been a while, but I thought I could boot into a read only VMS on a CD and get a menu or DCL similar to on Alpha / IA64.

I think you may need to set some boot flags though.
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