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HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 Upgrade and Installation Manual > Chapter 7 After Installing or Upgrading the OpenVMS Operating System

Adding and Removing Operating System Files (Optional)

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If you decide after the installation or upgrade to change which OpenVMS operating system files you want installed on your system, you can use the menu system contained on the OpenVMS operating system media to add or remove files.

IMPORTANT: Unless you have a specific need to exclude operating system files from your system disk, HP strongly recommends that you accept the defaults and install all files that are part of OpenVMS. In general, limited disk space is not a good reason to exclude files; problems encountered when needed files are missing can cost much more than the cost of a larger disk.
NOTE: You can obtain information about individual system files by entering the HELP SYSTEM_FILES command at the dollar sign prompt ($).

To add or remove operating system files:

  1. Mount and boot the OpenVMS operating system media.

  2. Choose option 1 on the menu.

  3. Choose the PRESERVE option.

  4. Enter the name of the device that contains the system disk and answer the questions.

  5. After you answer the question “Do you want detailed descriptions?,” information regarding reconfiguring or reinstalling is displayed. Read the instructions, then choose the desired entry on the menu of options.

The following is a sample display:

       Please choose one of the following:

1) Upgrade, install or reconfigure OpenVMS I64 Version 8.3
2) Display layered products that this procedure can install
3) Install or upgrade layered products
4) Show installed products
5) Reconfigure installed products
6) Remove installed products
7) Find, Install, or Undo patches; Show or Delete recovery data
     8)  Execute DCL commands and procedures
     9)  Shut down this system      

Enter CHOICE or ? for help: (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/?)
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Do you want to INITIALIZE or to PRESERVE? [PRESERVE]
PRESERVE


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Version 8.3 of the OpenVMS operating system is already installed
on the target disk. You may choose one of the following actions:

o Reconfigure the OpenVMS platform.

This action will allow you to change your selections of which
of the windowing and network products you included with your
OpenVMS operating system installation.

o Reconfigure the OpenVMS operating system.
This action will allow you to change your choices about which
options you included for the OpenVMS operating system.

o Reinstall the OpenVMS operating system.

This action will cause ALL operating system files to be replaced.
You can also change your choices about which options you included
for the OpenVMS operating system.

Reinstall will take longer than Reconfigure. Reinstall may be
appropriate if you suspect that files in the operating system,
or in the windowing and network products have become corrupted.

If you want to reinstall any of the windowing and network products,
choose "Install or upgrade layered products" from the main menu.

If you want to change your choices about which options you included
for any of the windowing and network products, choose "Reconfigure
installed products" (option 5) from the main menu.

Please choose one of the following:

1) Reconfigure the OpenVMS platform.
2) Reconfigure the OpenVMS operating system.
3) Reinstall the OpenVMS operating system.
4) Return to the Main Menu (abort the upgrade/installation).


Enter choice or ? for help: (1/2/3/4/?)
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The following product has been selected:
HP I64VMS VMS V8.3 Operating System


Configuration phase starting ...

You will be asked to choose options, if any, for each selected product
and for any products that may be installed to satisfy software dependency
requirements.

HP I64VMS OPENVMS V8.3: OpenVMS and related products Platform

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Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.


Do you want the defaults for all options? [YES]
NO

Answer NO to this question as shown, and select the options you want, as described in step 19 of the installation procedure in “Installing OpenVMS Using Option 1 of the Operating System Menu” (Figure 3-1 “ Component Options and Suboptions” shows a list of the component options). After you respond to the prompts, the display continues and the installation procedure completes. The following is a continuation of the sample display:

Do you want to review the options? [NO]

Execution phase starting ...
The following product will be reconfigured:
HP I64VMS VMS V8.3
Portion done: 0%...10%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%...80%...90%...100%
The following product has been reconfigured:
HP I64VMS VMS V8.3
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For detailed instructions on how to remove the OpenVMS operating system from your disk, see Appendix H “Removing the OpenVMS Operating System”.